Parliament warns politicking national disasters

Rt. Hon. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino, the First Deputy Speaker of the reconstituted national Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) (Photo: courtesy)

By William Madouk Garang

The Reconstituted National Legislative Assembly on Wednesday issued a statement warning individuals who politicizes or see matter of national disasters with tribal lens.

The Deputy Speaker at reconstituted national legislative assembly, Rt Hon. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino said, as parliament they will not condone issues of national concern to be twisted which is a matter of people’s lives.

Pierino made the remarks during public hearing on the Sudd wetlands and development and management of the White Nile water presented by national and international experts.

“I would like also to point out, there’s no need to politicize the matter of national disasters, we have people who are drowning others have already drown,” he noted during his opening remark. 

“So, anybody whether in the house or in the public trying to politicize this matter or even tribalizing it, will not be tolerated,” he warned.

The first deputy speaker stressed that huge figure of people were being displaced, and numbers of cattle and livestock died due to floods, asserting that oil producing areas are submerged and that posed a big threat.

“There is also imminent danger of serious pollution that will have long term impact,” he lamented.

“We as parliament will maintain our role representing the interest of our people and we will always do the best to their benefit,” he vowed.

He assured that parliament is more concerned with the issue of flood and last year they summoned number of ministers to answer some query on nagging issue of floods.

“We are able to make a number of deliberations and recommendations, some of whom we have already pointed to seeking a durable solution to handle the flood disaster in the country” he cited.

“Many villages, many Payams and Counties if not entire State were submerged and that was a very critical issue of concern to parliamentarian we were seeking long and short term for the issue of floods,” Pierino added

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