Monytuil pleads humanitarian assistance amid security restoration

Joseph Nguen Monytui and President Kiir during meeting-File photo

By Bida Elly David

The governor of Unity State has reiterated high need of humanitarian assistance noting that the area has been affected by floods resulting into a large and considerable number of displaced people who are in dire need of support and echoed that calm has returned to the restive State after the impeded insecurity.

He made the statement during his meeting with President Salva Kiir on Wednesday after he was summoned to give a factual narrative regarding the worrying security situation that led to the murder of many in his State including summary execution.

Recently, several incidences occurred in Mayom County of Unity State where a commissioner was shot dead and many others wounded. The incident triggered passive civil thoughts as many civilians deserted the affected area seeking for peaceful place for refugee.

After the incident of the killing of the commissioner, another extrajudicial killing was witnessed which attracted wide condemnation where some suspects in the murder of the Mayom County Commissioner were executed by firing squad one burnt alive without due process of the law.

The cold bloodshed made the President to summon governor Monytuil before his office to explain the reason and the background of the alarming insecurity in the State that contributed to serious civic panic in the State.

Speaking during the meeting yesterday, Unity State Governor Dr. Joseph Monytuil said the insecurity in his State has calmed down and there is need for quick humanitarian assistance since the State is undergoing serious flooding.

“Since the incident transpired in the State, there has been calm in the State but what is currently needed is a serious humanitarian assistance to the people since the State has been affected with serious flooding since last year which led to displacement of considerable number of people who are now in dire need of humanitarian assistance,’’ he said

Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the Minister of Presidential Affairs underscored that South Sudan is a country with rules guided by the constitution and in such situation which need clarification and therefore, the summon of the governor was driven from the fact that many security issues occurred in Unity State.

He added that the summon was one way to clarify incidences with the aim of correcting them through amicable presentation of facts and reality to bring in peace and stability in the State such that the citizens are freed from fear and uncertainties.

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