Governor Chut sacks three County Commissioners


Western Lakes State Governor, Matur Chut Dhuol |Photo| Mabor Riak Magok

By Mabor Riak Magok  

The Governor of Western Lakes State, Matur Chut Dhuol has relieved three county commissioners in a Gubernatorial Decree issued last Friday.

The sacked commissioners included Manyiel Mabor the Commissioner of Alor County, Machiek Mamer Commissioner of Malueth County, and Enock Makuoch Mayek the Commissioner of Meen County.

There was no reason given for the dismissal of the three County commissioners.

However, Western Lakes State has been experiencing rampant insecurity of revenge killing, road ambushes, cattle raiding and displacement as a result of intra-communal violence which left hundreds killed and properties lost.

In November 17th 2017, the President of the Republic of South Sudan declared the state of emergency and disarmament program in greater Lakes State after deadly intra-communal violence between Pakam, Kuei and Rup communities in Malek last year.

One of the elders from Western Lakes state Magar Dut hailed President Salva Kiir’s decision to declare disarmament in the area but urged him to revive the ongoing disarmament exercise.

“We appreciate President Salva Kiir for declaring the disarmament but we want him to revive and reactivate it so that guns are collected all from the hands of armed youth,” he said.

“But now we are still experiencing insecurity and we have fallen victims because of partial disarmament that was carried in Western Lakes State and neighboring states of Gok, Tonj, Southern Liech and Eastern Lakes States,” Dut said.

Magar who hailed from greater Rumbek North urged Pakam community who were displaced to Eastern Lakes State to return home to rebuild their lives.

He also appealed to the government of Western Lakes State to provide adequate protection and security to those who were to return home from Eastern Lakes State.

Mr. Dut continued that the government should create police outpost in Alor County headquarters to curb down criminal activities between the neighboring states.


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