Jonglei Assembly Resumes After Long Recess

The assembly had before the recess passed bills on the Council of Traditional Authority, Conduct of Business Regulation, State Budget 2012 - 2013, Fire Arms and Ammunitions Control and Social Service Tax. [Jacob Achiek Jok]

Members went on recess last October and the reopening was postponed in February due to austerity measures.

Speaker Peter Chol Wal has assured members that they will overcome all the current challenges facing them in terms of stability and development of their nation.

Wal said they are all under their own sovereign state with high potential for economic growth.

“Despite the fact that, the nation is facing serious austerity measures and many other challenges, I quoted optimistic that we shall overcome all these difficulties with our togetherness and cooperation between state legislature and executive, and Judiciary in the state,” Speaker Peter Chol said.

He said that they should increase their efforts so that they can enjoy their fruits peace and freedom.

The assembly had before the recess passed bills on the Council of Traditional Authority, Conduct of Business Regulation, State Budget 2012 – 2013, Fire Arms and Ammunitions Control and Social Service Tax.

The members also took part in civil population disarmament process and through peace conference held by the chiefs in Bor. 

He said that poor communication in the state blocked the mobilization and sensitization of the community by MPs because of insecurity on the roads and missing of the proper roads connecting the counties and state headquarters.

Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk urged the members to pass all the existing bills in to laws.

“I call upon this house to speed up the process of deliberating and finish pending work on all the policies before the period of recess,” the governor said.

He said that reduction of unnecessary expenditure in all institution of the government is vital.

The governor told the house that as the government policy for officials to return their families home for quality education is an urgent concern that needs viable solution from the government.

“It must be quickly addressed to avoid future challenges as it remains a recipe for chaos and can be detrimental to our county future,” he said.

Kuol told the MPs that as the house must introduce a bill that will help address the problem of mass exodus being blamed on education.

Kuol informed the legislative assembly that during the last recess, the executive branch of the government continued to work for the welfare of the people.

“I have made 26 state decrees, orders and two provisional orders,” he said.

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