President Kiir directs Council of States to assess states’ security

By Bida Elly David

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has directed the Council of States to conduct security and political assessment in three States and one administrative area as well as file a report on the challenges defining the overall situation for amicable solution.

This came following a meeting between a delegation from the Council of States and the President to deliberate on the current security and political situation in some parts of South Sudan.

The major aim of the meeting was to ensure that conflicts as well as political tensions in some parts of the Country were mitigated to avoid loss of lives and displacement of population. The council of states was directed to conduct an interview with the state authorities over the challenges they faced.

South Sudan for the past years have been impeded by numerous challenges driven from both natural and man-made disasters that displaced, killed and left many populations in dilemma.

Recently, Mayom County in Unity State has been affected by massive bloodshed as inter-communal and political violence left many dead, injured and others displaced.

Not only that, devastating flood accompanied by heavy downpour of rain destroyed many farms leaving many domiciles in a desperate situation.

Many humanitarian organizations have manifested their efforts by extending emergency relief to help the vulnerable population especially mothers and children who were subjects to the tragedies and the calamities.

In a statement seen by No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper from the Presidential Facebook page, Deng Deng Akoon, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Council of States said they have already formed a fact finding committee set to go and carry the security and political examination in the affected States.

The meeting resolved that, the committee formed would visit Warrap State, Unity State, Western Equatoria State and Abyei Special Administrative Area being the targeted places for tentative political and security assessment.

“We have already formed a fact finding committee that will set off to Warrap State, Unity State, and Western Equatoria State and Abyei special administrative areas,” the speaker said.

“The committee will ask them about the challenges and other issues facing them so that amicable solutions are found to end those challenges,” Deng noted.

President Kiir also directed the team to carry out an accurate analysis of the situation and file a correct report got from the findings to enable the national government derive speedy solutions from the document.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin urged the State governments and administrative areas to cooperate with the Council of States as they prepare to set off to carry the security and political examination in the above mentioned scopes.

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