Archive for March 20, 2018

Given a second chance, Molana Mayen Wol Jong returns to business as usual

Posted: March 20, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in Junub Sudan

By our correspondent in Juba, South Sudan

Mayen Wol Jong

Mayen Wol Jong, the former chief administrator in the office of the president who was sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly using the seal of the president to steal millions of dollars from the Central bank, with other accomplices

March 19, 2018 (SSB) — Following the recent relieve from Chief Administrator, the office of the President, Mayen Wol Jong is again appointed by H.E President Salva Kiir Mayardit as Undersecretary to the ministry of petroleum.

In a decree read on SSBC, Mayen Wol Jong is appointed undersecretary for the ministry of petroleum. The outgoing undersecretary of the ministry of petroleum hon. Biel Jok is transferred to Ministry of finance and economic planning as 1st undersecretary to replace the suspended 1st undersecretary Agak Acuil who is also transferred to the ministry of trade and investment.

Mayen who was implicated in the corruption scandal in the office of President with Executive Director- Yel Luol Koor alongside other eight junior staff and four Kenyans in 2015, where he was acquitted by the court of appeal as innocent, however, the rest of the suspects in case with the exception of Agou John Wuoi had their clemency reduced to zero by H.E the president of the republic in 2017.

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National Dialogue Steering Committee 

Subcommittee on Refugees & International outreach

Press conference – Juba International Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Dialogue completes consultations in the Sudan and Ethiopia

National Dialogue, concept reflictions by Mading Deng

“In this polarized and polarizing conflict, perceptions can overshadow reality, and whatever the equation of the power structures, the Dinka are being seen as having replaced the Arabs as the rulers in an ethnically unjust system. As the various ethnic groups converge against what they perceive as Dinka domination, the Dinka in turn begin to perceive themselves as targeted and paradoxically as in imminent danger of a genocidal onslaught. They therefore strive to mobilize themselves in self-defense.” – Dr Francis Mading Deng – SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE; Conceptual Reflections page 43

March 20, 2018 (SSB) — The National Dialogue subcommittee on Refugees and International Outreach has completed the National dialogue consultations with refugees and South Sudanese living in the Republic of the Sudan and the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia but some areas were not at reach given pieces of advice by the host governments and UNHCR.

The consultations were carried out by the national dialogue’s subcommittee on Refugees and International Outreach in both countries between 6th and 20th of March 2018.

The subcommittee consulted with more than nine hundred (900) representatives of stakeholders (women, youth and students, persons with special needs, community leaders, chiefs, academics, civil society, political parties, imminent personalities and other categories) in both countries ( the Republic of the Sudan and the Federal democratic republic of  Ethiopia consecutively ).

The committee comprised of eight members headed by Hon. Deng Dau Deng as chairperson for the subcommittee.

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For immediate release: IGAD Council of Ministers Statement on Non-Compliance by The Parties to The Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan to Its Statement of 25th January 2018

IGAD

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development is an eight-country trade bloc in Africa. It includes governments from the Horn of Africa, Nile Valley, and the African Great Lakes. Its headquarters are in Djibouti City.

March 20, 2018 (SSB) — The IGAD Council of Ministers (CoM) recalls its statement of 25th January 2018 titled “Statement on The Reports of Violations of Cessation of Hostilities Agreement in the Republic of South Sudan”, regarding serious violations of cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) which called on the Government of South Sudan and SPLM-IO (RM) to undertake the necessary investigation and ensure accountability of Violators.

The Council also recalls its demand on the Parties to provide information of the responsible individual(s)/groups(s) to CTSAMM within one month from the issuance of the 25th January, 2018 Statement. However, the council notes with regrets that no party has submitted its report to CTSAMM as of the issuance of this Statement.

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