South Sudan Does Not Support Sudanese Rebels – Governor

This article was last updated on May 25, 2022

“Sudan is forcing the Republic of South Sudan to disarm the Sudanese rebels fighting the government in Nuba mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur, I am assuring the public and the international community that, the two SPLA were fighting together during the civil war but when South Sudan was declared as an independence State, we have no any relationship with the northern rebels and adding that Sudan must take the lead responsible on how to tackle her own rebels,” he said.

“We still have a long way to go and I believe the August house will use every opportunity during this session to help accelerate our responsiveness and accountability to the people,” said the governor during the opening ceremony.

“It is the duty of each Member of Parliament to make individual sacrifices and encourage their constituents to do the same to ensure we are on the right path,” he said.

Deng pointed out that the national government has done everything possible to resume oil production through Sudan oil infrastructure but Sudan refused it saying security must be the top priority.

Deng added that, “We as the leaders need to provide the requisite enabling environment for economic growth and wealth creation…. Parliament as a people’s representative body must be a symbol of hope for our people at all times.”

On internal security, the governor assured to the august house that the State has enjoyed relative peace for some time now since the bombing by Sudan in the months of April and May.

The state has experienced a few incidents of insecurity with neighbouring states of Warrap and Lakes which was mainly attributed to the disarmament exercises that have been carried out time and again to check availability of illegally acquired arms in the hands of the public within the State and the effective deployment of law enforcement officers to conflict prone areas and continued peace building among communities.

“The resulting challenge calls for putting up more educational institutions and improving the standards of education by reducing the number of unqualified teachers and training more teachers through in-service and pre-service programs,” he said on education.

The State Speaker Simon Maguek Gai urged the members to be committed and to deliver the necessary services to the people and to help them advocate for agricultural procuction.

Sudan and South Sudan signed cooperation deals in Addis Ababa that included oil transportation, security among others in September but Sudan is accusing South Sudan of supporting rebels in its territory.

Last week the Governor of Unity State and Petroleum engineers visited Unity oil field where they switched on two power stations and promised that all operations would start on 21 November.

The opening session was attended by the Members of the parliament, Deputy Governor, President of Unity State Supreme Court, State Ministers, State Government Advisors, County Commissioners, The Commander of SPLA Division 4, The Commissioner of Police, The director of organized forces, the Heads of Various Political Parties, Chiefs and traditional Leaders, Heads of Various Religious Groups; Representatives of UN Agencies, International and Local development Partners, Women and Youth Leaders

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