GOVERNOR MONYTUIL DENIES PEACE OBSTRUCTION
By Kitab A Unango
The Governor of Northern Liech State in the former Unity State, Joseph Monytuil, has denied allegations that he obstructed Members of Parliament from disseminating the Revitalized Peace Agreement to people in his state.
Early April this year, President Salva Kiir Mayardit ordered Members of Parliament to go and disseminate the Revitalized Peace Agreement in their various constituencies in a bid to bring lasting peace to the country.
However, Hon. Fatuma Nyawang Bilieu and Gabriel Tap did not travel to their constituencies in Norther Liech State to take peace message to people at grassroots. They said governor Monytuil extracted out their names from the list of MPs who travelled to implement the president’s order.
Those who travelled to the state also said they were prevented from holding peace rallies in their constituencies by the governor.
The issue was raised as a motion in the parliament and the August House decided to summon the governor to explain and answer accusations by the MPs.
Appearing yesterday before the law makers, Governor Monytuil denied all the allegations, saying he was ‘surprised.’ He demanded evidence showing how he obstructed MPs from carrying out their mandates in his state.
“I did not obstruct the two Members of Parliament from doing their works,” he denied. This is what I can say. “I am surprised and I need to know what the matter is,” Governor Monytuil added.
MPs said Northern Liech State of former Unity State is one of the parts of the country that has been greatly affected by the war and it needed peace massage to bring stability in the area, saying “it was unfortunate to prevent such nobble efforts.”