News, Western Equatoria State

Mundri demands separate state

By Alex Daniel Digi


Greater Mundri communities submitted a letter to South Sudan’s President, Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, through the state governor requesting the creation of a new state in Western Equatoria.

Silvester Juma Tanga, chairperson of the Greater Mundri Communities, stated in a letter signed on 11th October 2023, that the Greater Mundri Communities in Western Equatoria have been ignored from being appointed Governorship position and their officials have been mistreated.

The State Minister of Cabinet Affairs John Barayona Furula who hails from Greater Mundri was allegedly mistreated by the State Deputy Governor Dr. Kennedy Gaaniko, Barayona after he was assigned to act on his behalf.

Greater Mundri Communities then demanded that they should be given separate state and Deputy Governor Dr. Kennedy Gaaniko, to be removed.

They are also questioning why the State and National governments had not taken action against the assaults committed on their members.

“We the communities of greater Mundri in Yambio have tolerated and endured such assault and humiliation of our community members for so long, since the time of King Gbudue many inhuman acts or atrocities have been committed against communities of greater Mundri,” the letter reads partly.

“Your excellency we the communities of greater Mundri Western Equatoria State Yambio is requesting your esteemed office to restate Amadi State back to us because we believe in free and peaceful co-existence, and we want peace in Western Equatoria.”

In response, the Governor Alfred Futuyo Karaba welcomed the complaint and said the concern will be tabled to the Council of Ministers for deliberation.

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