By G. Naih Peter, Torit, South Sudan
I saw them so involved,
Today in most crimes,
Making what they’d got dissolved,
But all I see is just a dime,
Nothing at all is solved.
By G. Naih Peter, Torit, South Sudan
I saw them so involved,
Today in most crimes,
Making what they’d got dissolved,
But all I see is just a dime,
Nothing at all is solved.
By Madol Madol Aguer, Juba, South Sudan
January 19, 2017 (SSB) — Gogrial state is one of the three states of former Warrap state. Gogrial state is named after a community that inhabited the area known as Gogrial people. Gogrial state is located at Wau state in to the North and Twic state into the South. The inhabitants of Gogrial state are not only Gogrial people according to the given name but we also have Aguok, Kuac Ayok, Awan Chan, Awan and Apuk in the state to silence those who question our diversity.
There was uproar over here and there complaining that why is one community given a state but they were not aware of other tribes in the state apart from Gogrial people. The name Gogrial state sound segregated to those minorities but it is a matter of time to amend the name because the name was not agreed upon with minorities during proposal of having separate state from mother Warrap and therefore minorities should not panic or feel stabbed by the decision to name the state without their consent.
Gogrial Community in Victoria-Australia congratulated the new Governor of Gogrial State, Gen Gregory Deng Kuac (Gregory Vasili)
January 19, 2017 (SSB) — On behalf of Gogrial Community of Victoria-Australia, I would like to take this opportunity to thank President Salva Kiir Mayardit for appointing Major Gen Gregory Vasili (Gregory Deng Kuac) as a new Governor of Gogrial State. We congratulate the newly appointed Governor for earning the trust of the President.
The sons and daughters of Gogrial Community here in Victoria-Australia welcome your appointment. As we know you, you are not a new person among the people of Gogrial as you were born, grown and start your school there with many of your colleagues who know your capabilities. Above all, it is not the first time that you to serve the people of Gogrial, as you were a former Commissioner of Gogrial East County during our liberation struggle and through to the signing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005.
January 17, 2017 (SSB) — The new Governor of Gogrial state Hon. Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach Aduol has made changes in his Government by relieving Hon. Geng Mayuot Gom from his position as the state security advisor from the effect of 16th January 2017. Governor Deng Kuach appointed Hon. Akot Lual Akot the former Commissioner of Gogrial East County as State Security advisor of Gogrial state.
In other-hand Governor sacked three counties Commissioners of Gogrial state and this affected commissioners are as follow;
Press release from the office of the governor of Gogrial State: Reshuffling is the normal procedural in government system
January 17, 2017 (SSB) — This press release is the response to ongoing debate on social media about governor’s relieved and appointment of Gogrial state official.
Hon. Gregory Deng yesterday relieved three commissioners and security advisor to the former state government and appointing their successors immediately.
However this has drawn huge discussion on social media last night with the mixed reactions from the citizens of Gogrial state whether the governor is trying to replace former government with his new loyalists and political supporters.
Office of Governor Gregory Deng Congratulates President Kiir for appointing two sons of Gogrial State: Hon. Agak Lual Achuil and Mou Ambrose Riiny Thiik
January 17, 2017 (SSB) — The Office of the Governor and the entire Government of Gogrial state has congratulates H.E President of the Republic of South Sudan General Salva Kiir Mayardit for appointing of the following sons of Gogrial state: Hon. Agak Lual Acuil as the first undersecretary in the ministry of finance and economic planning and Mou Ambrose Riiny Thiik-Madut as the deputy minister of finance and economic planning
The Office also praises Hon. Members for winning the trust of the president of the Republic of South Sudan to appoint them in this ministry to support the Hon. Minister Stephen Dhieu for smooth running of the ministry since they are right figures needed by this ministry.
SSB Reporter, Bor, South Sudan
January 17, 2017 (SSB) — The information secretary for the Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD), Jongkuch Jo Jongkuch, said JIPDD has welcomed the reshuffling in the top management of central bank of south Soudan as well as the ministry of finance saying that it is a part of economic reforms in South Sudan.
Whatever changes that have been done by president Kiir in central Bank and finance ministry will restore hope to the people of South Sudan regarding economic crisis that hits the country more three years ago, Jongkuch narrate.
He said the humble citizens of South Sudan are hoping that one day market items shall drop but this never happen as they keeping hoping on the daily bases.
By Martin Ariel Majak, Alexandria, Egypt
January 16, 2017 (SSB) —- I’m beginning to have an impression about some of my compatriots. They are just “all talk”. I’m sorry to say that.
It’s very real that we’ve got some people amidst us just there to talk trash against the moves of our government.
I’m not a big government fan though. So don’t brand me biased in my opinion. To be brutally honest. I’m yet to be impressed just like many others wanting better performance from the government. I’m just talking my free mind.
I came to learn of recent that our President has topped up our already existing 28 states to 32. I began to formulate an idea behind his reasoning.
By Malith Alier, Juba, South Sudan
January 15, 2017 (SSB) — Time flies faster than you might think. The bliss of 2011 independence dissipated faster before us in an incredulous way. Many of us or ninety eight percent were convinced that the suffering was completely behind us on or after the historical referendum of January of the same year prior to declaration of self-rule.
2016 was thought to be the year of another peace and the beginning of perceived development in the country after the signing of the peace agreement. This was not to be, never. Peace, prosperity and justice which were long overdue proved elusive
However, nobody anticipated the two actors will let down the struggle for independence namely; the country from which we seceded and the “Liberators” who had no clue on how to manage state affairs after liberation.
Statement of H.E. James Wani Igga, Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, during Bamako Partnership, Peace, and Emergence Summit at the International Conference Hall, Mali- Bamako- January 14, 2017
January 15, 2017 (SSB) — Your Excellency the Chair of the Summit, Your Excellencies the Heads of State and Governments, Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you all cordial greetings from my President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the entire people of South Sudan.
Partnership among and between African countries is manifested by current efforts on regional and inter-regional economic integration schemes. More prominent is the partnership between Africa and the rest of the world in the fields of security and economic growth bearing in mind the sustainable development Agenda 2030. Indeed, Pan-Africanism informs us to work together in robust partnerships.
It is strongly recommended that we take more determined steps to further strengthen our bargaining influence as a single gigantic region. Case in point is the need to solicit funds for projects that promote regional and continental integration. We must take advantage of the greatest economic leaps humanity has achieved in the last half century.
Press statement from Baak Chan Yak Deng, Deputy Press Secretary in the office of Governor Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol of Gogrial State
January 14, 2017 (SSB) — The New Governor of Gogrial state Hon. Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol has urged the Apuk and Aguok communities to preach culture of peace, Unity and forgiveness among the people of Gogrial state.
The Governor made the call for unity and peace during his arrival to Kuacjok freedom square yesterday on 12th January 2017. Governor Deng who was company by high level delegation from the NLA, MPs State Ministers and Communities elders has assured the crowd that his government will bring everlasting peace to the people of Gogrial state and greater Bahr el Ghazal as well.
Press statement from Madol Madol Aguer, the acting press secretary to Governor Gregory Deng Kuach
January 13, 2017 (SSB) — The office of the governor for Gogrial state is disputing the allegations level on Hon. Gregory Deng Kuaac Aduol that he has threaten to arrest Emmanuel Ariech Deng for criticizing the presidential decision of appointing him as a new governor for Gogrial state. The alleged article appeared on 09 January 2017, on Sudan tribune website and speeded to social media is untrue. I can term it as baseless, groundless and unfortunate allegation mean to jeopardize the unity of Gogrial state.
Therefore the office of the governor is issuing this statement to inform the general public and those critics that there is no life threatens to anyone. The misleading statement from enemies of peace to the governor is to be disregarded immediately because there is no reason for life threat since the critics are criticizing the governor without proper reason/ aimlessly.
The office of the governor also dismissed the nepotism criticism that the governor was appointed because he is the brother-in-law to the president, General Gregory did not rose to the highest military ranks because of president but because of his ability and capability in the military operations and he was not criticizes on that, why and what is the problem if he is appointed as governor since he is qualified to even lead the bigger position in the country leave alone governorship. Those critics should know that his appointment was people’s request, demand and many communities of Gogrial state recommended him to the president that lead to his appointment.
Yasir Arman’s New Year Message: New Realities on the Sudanese Political Landscape: Peace, Democracy and Nation Building Challenges
January 12, 2017 (SSB) — I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Norwegian people and the Norwegian Government for their continuous humanitarian support to the people of the Sudans, especially the war-affected civil population, and for their involvement in the peace building process. My thanks go especially to the Support Group for Peace in Sudan and South Sudan and in particular to its chair, Marit Harness. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Norwegian People’s Aid, the Norwegian Council for Africa and all the other organizations who have made this visit possible. Last but not least let me also extend my thanks and appreciation to Liv Torres, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Center.
The challenges that have been facing Sudan for more than “sixty” years of its independence from the British have always been nation building and the possibility of building a modern state based on equal citizenship, democracy and social justice. Respect of the cultural, religious and social diversities of the Sudanese Communities has been a key element in the heart of the nation building issues. Failing to absorb this cardinal reality led to the secession of South Sudan, and indeed, is threatening the very existence of the rest of the Sudan.
By Deng Kuer Majok, Gogrial Town, South Sudan
January 11, 2017 (SSB) — “The Newly appointed Gogrial State Gov. Hon. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac Aduol is the Choice of Aguok Kuei Youth and the entire Aguok Kuei community worldwide as well”
First of all, we are thanking the President, H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for answering the calls of people to appoint Hon. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuac as governor of Gogrial State, replacing Abraham Gum Makuac; that was a tremendous gift for the New Year 2017 which will go down in the history of our giant state.
Though the appointment congregated little criticism from the melancholy allied of the deposed governor and his team, still those who are appreciating the appointment are numerous within all Gogrial State Communities.
“Give someone a fish and you would have fed them for a day, teach someone how to fish and you would have fed them for a life time.”
By Program Team, TEGSP
January 10, 2017 (SSB) —- For the academic year 2016-2017, seventy two (72) girl-child students sat for their KCPE. Of the 72 girls, 12 had 300 marks and above; the top four girls were given the scholarship.
On behalf of team Twic East Girls scholarship Program, we are pleased to announce the four winners of TEGSP scholarship for the academic Year 2016-2017 as follows:
TEGSP would like to take this opportunity to make a note of how proud we are to award these fantastic four girls for their academic excellence and determination. We hope this scholarship will open the gateways to their brightest future.
This brings the number of our scholars to eight (8) in total. During the last academic year 2015-2016, we sponsored the following four scholars:
Amiol (Twic Mayardit) Community conference of 2016: Appreciation and gratitude to all members for their generous contributions and attendance
January 10, 2017 (SSB) —- On behalf of Amiol Community (Twic Mayaardit Dinka) I’m writing to express our deepest thanks to all members of Amiol community in Canada, USA and Australia as well as our Allies for their recent contribution to Amiol Community conference of 2016.
However for those of you who had not contributed yet we still need your support. Generous gifts from contributors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission of peace & development conference in our County.
With your faithful financial contributions over the years, you’ve demonstrated your deep commitment to the work of your Community with different issues within community.
By Longar Mathiec Wol, Nairobi, Kenya
January 7, 2017 (SSB) — Rebellion in some part of the world is seen as a terrible crime. People involve are either destroyed or taken to court of law to answer charges against them. In south Sudan the term rebellion took the different dimension, rebels see rebellion as project of attracting funds from sympathizer and support from the citizens. We have seen how the rebellions award the people with positions and ranks leaving the loyal citizens vulnerable to these powerful militias. It mean, in south Sudan when you rebel you expect something good or return instead of punishment when you come back.
Other people start to gain from their business, rebellion even before they go back to the country in term of the so call government buying the rebels leaders. These rewards come in term of bribes, ranks, positions and so forth. In that sense it motivate the people left behind during the rebellion to be a members of next rebellion because it is awarding nicely. If the government stop this long time ago by becoming harsh to the so call rebels I don’t think it could have flourish like what we are seeing today.
APUK YOUTH UNION IN JUBA CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR MAYARDIT FOR RELIEVING HON. ABRAHAM GUM MAKUACH AND FOR APPOINTING HON. GEN. GREGORY DENG KUACH AS GOVERNOR OF GOGRIAL STATE
January 7, 2017 (SSB) — In reference to condemnation letter written on 15th Nov. 2016, Apuk Youth Union in Juba congratulates President Salva Kiir Mayardit for relieving Abraham Gum Makuach from the governorship of Gogrial state.
The union also commends Hon. Gregory Deng Kuach for winning the trust of the president to appoint him as governor of Gogrial State. Hon. Gregory Deng is a unifying leader of the citizens of Gogrial state who always puts the interests of the people above his own personal interest.
Apuk youth Union will be closely working withstate government as well as all youth from different communities in Gogrial state for peaceful settlement of our state affairs.
By James Thiam Lual, Kampala Uganda
January 6, 2017 (SSB) — The leadership of Gogrial state community in Uganda has warmly welcomed the wise decision taken by His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit to appoint Maj. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach commonly known as Gregory Vasili.
On behalf of the students, women and youth of Gogrial state community in Uganda, we would like to congratulate the President of the Republic of South Sudan, H.E Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit for the trust he has bestowed upon the long awaited able leader Hon. Major. Gen. Gregory Deng Kuach as Governor of Gogrial state.
His Excellency, we have appreciated your decision and compassion for listening to the demand of the people of Gogrial state to appoint the right person they have been expecting for the seat of governorship. Major Gen. Gregory Vasili is an active, energetic, capable, and committed person we ever have in Gogrial state and his appointment for the position will make positive impacts for changes in the state.He will be the right person to bring peace between the two communities (Aguok and Apuk) once and for all.