This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
“We will review the achievement we made during the year so that we compare to see where the challenges where, the year 2012 was better than 2011 in term of peace and development and security,” Manyang said.
He said one of the improvements was response from forces of the Late General George Athor to have accepted the amnesty by the South Sudan President, General Salva Kiir Mayardit which allowed them to join the government of South Sudan.
There was no insecurity in the northern parts of state, Pigi, Fangak and Ayod counties after they joined South Sudan army in 2012, and that was the part of achievement made, he said.
He said more schools were opened last year from various places of Jonglei state.
“In [the] field of education, more schools were open and there were good performance in the schools in term of education compared to last years as well,” he said.
The governor has said that people are still facing some insecurity issues because of the existence of illegal firearms in the hands of local people used for attacking other people.
He pointed out that the absence of roads was a major challenge which could not allow security forces to move during the rainy season to accomplish the mission of the disarmament and the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) delayed to collection of illegal arms within local communities.
“Another challenge is the existence of David Yau Yau rebels group who is now creating insecurity in Pibor County,” he said.
“This year I believe more things will happen for example the oil exploration, we will have oil in Jonglei state next year. There are good signs that we are going to get our own oil and there are a lot of investors that are ready to come to Jonglei,” he said.
Kuol said some are natural challenges such as floods in the state were a major problem which could not encourage the farmers to produce their own crops.