Kongor County Establishes Four (4) Payams and Sixteen (16) Bomas

Posted: April 8, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in History, Junub Sudan, PaanLuel Wël

The Commissioner of Kongor County, Gen. Garang Bul Pageer, announces the establishment of four Payams (4) and sixteen (16) Bomas of Kongor County in Jonglei State, South Sudan

By PaanLuel Wël, Kongor, Jonglei State

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April 8, 2018 (SSB) —- In a decree entitled, “Establishment of Kongor County Structure in the level of Payams and Bomas”, the Commissioner of Kongor County, Gen. Garang Bul Pageer Alaak, announces the establishment of four payams (4) and sixteen (16) Bomas in Kongor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan. As per the stipulations of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan, in regard to traditional authorities, a Paramount Chief is in charge of a County, a Head Chief is in charge of a Payam, an Executive Chief is in charge of a Boma while a Sub-Chief is in charge of a Village. In Jonglei state, each county is allocated four payams, with each Payam comprising of four Bomas. Therefore, Kongor County has four head chiefs, one of whom also doubles as the acting paramount chief – acting because the selection of new paramount chiefs (as well as all other traditional posts) is pending general election. Head Chief Duot Ajang Duot (Duot-mang’ai) is the acting paramount chief of Kongor County while Thon Diing Duot, Chol Tor Deng Yong and Dau Tor Akuei are the acting Head Chiefs. The four head chiefs in charge of the four payams are assisted by 16 executive chiefs in charge of 16 Bomas. Each Boma consists of one executive chief and three sub-chiefs, a total of four.

The four (4) payams of Kongor County announced by Commissioner Garang Bul Pageer are: Pakuor Payam (Piom-Wun-Aguer, Piom-Awan, Than-Anyieer and Pachol) under Paramount Chief Duot Ajang Duot; Payom Payam (Mabior, Duk-Peeny, Khiir and Dier-Roor) under Head Chief Thon Diing Duot; Garalei Payam (Piom-Bioor, Manyang, Badhoot, and Agom) under Head Chief Chol Tor Deng Yong, and Pageer Payam (Pamot, Pajomba, Piom-Ang’uet and Agher-Rot) under Head Chief Dau Tor Akuei. The sixteen (16) Bomas of Kongor County are: Piom-Awun-Aguer Boma under Executive Chief Chol Alaak Pageer; Piom-Awan Boma under Executive Chief Barach Aruei Barach; Than-Anyieer Boma under Executive Chief Bol Nyuon Akoi; Pachol Boma under Executive Chief Kulang Dau Lual; Mabior Boma Executive Chief Maluk Chol Bul; Duk-Peeny Boma under Executive Chief Makwei Bior Awuol; Khiir Boma under Executive Chief Agoth Ajang Aguer; Dier-Roor Boma under Executive Chief Bul Gak Bul; Piom-Bioor Boma under Executive Chief Ajang Dhieu Ajang; Manyang Boma under Executive Chief Dhieu Maketh Deu; Badhoot Boma under Executive Chief Ariik Bol Ariik; Agom Boma under Executive Chief Atem Achuoth Panyagor; Pamot Boma under Executive Chief Awuol Deng Awuol; Pajomba Boma under Executive Chief Akoi Apiook Bol; Piom-Ang’uet Boma under Executive Chief Akol Mabior Jok, and Aghek-Rot Boma under Executive Chief Aguer Ajang Kuir.

The Tabulated Summary of the Four (4) Payams and Sixteen (16) Bomas of Kongor County

Payam Boma Names and Titles Section
Pakuor Piom-Wun-Aguer Paramount Chief Duot Ajang Duot Pan-Bior
Executive Chief Chol Alaak Pageer Pan-Yuot
Sub-Chief Dau Kuir Diing Padol
Sub-Chief Tor Kuir Gak; Palek
Sub-Chief Jongeth Ariik Pakak Padol
Piom-Awan Executive Chief Barach Aruei Barach Pawiir
Sub-Chief Duom Deng Aguer Pan-Achalai
Sub-Chief Mabior Piok Aleer Kebaar
Sub-Chief Lual Ayii Aguer Kornyin
Than-Anyieer Executive Chief Bol Nyuon Akoi Padol
Sub-Chief Garang Arok Yong Payath
Sub-Chief Deng Bior Reech Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Atem Achuoth Dau Padol
Sub-Chief Deng Aguer Bior Pan-Bior
Pachol Executive Chief Kulang Dau Lual Kornyin
Sub-Chief Kuir Duom Bul Pan-Yuot
Sub-Chief Mayen Chol Anyang Kebaar


Mabior Head Chief Thon Diing Duot Padol
Executive Chief Maluk Chol Bul Kebaar
Sub-Chief Deng Mayen Athian Anyang
Sub-Chief Bol Duot Kuany Kornyin
Sub-Chief Akoi Joh Achuoth Anyang
Duk-Peeny Executive Chief Makwei Bior Awuol Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Makwei Aguer Makwei Pareng
Sub-Chief Barach Awuol Reech Pawiir
Sub-Chief Panyagor Yong Achuoth Anyang
Kiir Executive Chief Agoth Ajang Aguer Pan-Agoth
Sub-Chief Bul Juach Thuch Kornyin
Sub-Chief Duot Ajok Duot Anyang
Sub-Chief Aguer Bior Aguer Pan-Bior
Dier-Roor Executive Chief Bul Gak Bul Pan-Pawuoi
Sub-Chief Diing Manyok Kongor Padol
Sub-Chief Kuol Jok Malual Pareng
Garalei Piom-Bioor Head Chief Chol Tor Deng Yong Anyang
Executive Chief Ajang Dhieu Ajang Payath
Sub-Chief Ajang Bol Deng Pan-Agoth
Sub-Chief Koch Bior Koch Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Aleer Chan Aleer Kebaar
Manyang Executive Chief Dhieu Maketh Deu Palek
Sub-Chief Deng Ajang Yong Anyang
Sub-Chief Jurkuch Gak Reech Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Aguer Majok Aguer Kornyin
Badhoot Executive Chief Ariik Bol Ariik Pan-Kuol
Sub-Chief Chol Thiech Arok Kebaar
Sub-Chief Bior Diar Bior Palek
Sub-Chief Aduu Diing Gak Padol
Agom Executive Chief Atem Achuoth Panyagor Anyang
Sub-Chief Deng Atem Akuien Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Pager Alaak Yuot Pan-Yuot
Pageer Pamot Head Chief Dau Tor Akuei Kornyin
Executive Chief Awuol Deng Awuol Palek
Sub-Chief Akoi Biowei Gak Pawiir
Sub-Chief Kuir Ajang Akech Pan-Yuot
Sub-Chief Akoi Madol Aguer Anyang
Pajomba Executive Chief Akoi Apiook Bol Pareng
Sub-Chief Kuer Deu Thiong Padol
Sub-Chief Koch Bior Koch (repeated) Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Powel Kuir Powel Pan-Agoth
Piom-Ang’uet Executive Chief Akol Mabior Jok Kebaar
Sub-Chief Yong Deng Yong Anyang
Sub-Chief Chol Akoi Deng Pawiir
Sub-Chief Yak Biar Lual Kebaar
Agher-Rot Executive Chief Aguer Ajang Kuir Pan-Bior
Sub-Chief Khot Ajang Kuir Pan-Dengdit
Sub-Chief Dau Barach Aruei Pareng


The public announcement was made yesterday, 7 April 2018, in Kongor town (Pawel) at a public gathering attended by members of Kongor community comprising of 64 traditional chiefs, community elders, youth and women, religious leaders of Kongor community, plus the invited guests from the neighboring counties of the former Twic East County. The public gathering was also graced by the presence of, and enlightening addresses from, Hon. Diing Akol Diing, former Twic East county commissioner, former minister for local government and the current Economic Advisor to Governor Philip Aguer; Hon. Peter Deng Aguer, former speaker of the Jonglei State Assembly and the current Peace Advisor to Governor Philip Aguer; Hon. Deng Ajang Duot, MP and Chief Whip of the Jonglei State Assembly and, Gen. Deng Duot Ajok Duot, retired army officer and the current deputy chairperson of the Jonglei State Peace Commission.

PaanLuel Wël, the managing editor of PaanLuel Wël: South Sudanese Bloggers (SSB), graduated with a double major in Economics and Philosophy from The George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA, and currently works as a Regional Program Development Coordinator for one of the international NGOs in South Sudan. He is the author of Pioocku Thuongjang: The Elementary Modern Standard Dinka (May, 2011), The A.B.C.D.: An Introductory Book into the English Alphabet (July, 2011) and  Who Killed Dr. John Garang (July, 2015). He is also the Editor of The Genius of Dr. John Garang, vol. 1-3 (November, 2013), including Dr. John Garang’s Speeches on the War of Liberation (November, 2015) and Speeches on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (November, 2015), Salva Kiir Mayaardit: The Joshua of South Sudan (with Simon Yel Yel, February, 2011), as well as The Customary Laws of the Greater Bor Dinka Community: Legal and Basic Rules for Self-Administration (July, 2017). You can reach him through his email: paanluel2011@gmail.com; Facebook (PaanLuel Wël); or Twitter (PaanLuelWel2011).

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