News, Northern Bahr el-ghazal

NBGs assembly reopens

By staff writer


Members of Northern Bahr El Ghazal State (NBGs) Transitional Legislative Assembly have resumed business after six months of recess.

The House had gone on recess to allow MPs to disseminate message of peace in their respective constituencies.

Addressing MPs during the inauguration, the NBGs governor, Tong Akeen Ngor, applauded legislators who had been on recess and disseminating messages of peace and fostering unity among communities.

“The state government is working hard to receive their top priorities, which include education, agriculture, health, and economics, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, which are most needed by our dear citizens across the state,” said Akeen.

The governor further acclaimed President Salva Kiir and his first deputy, Dr. Riek Machar, for their unwavering commitment to implementing the revitalized peace deal in letter and spirit.

For his part, the Speaker of the NBG Assembly, Rt. Hon. Achol William Amoi, said the August House is now ready to do its business.

She also called upon the citizens of the state to maintain peace as the country prepares for the general election in 2024.

Speaker Achol appealed to the state government to remain vigilant and listen to the ongoing conflict in Sudan as they shared the same borders.

The Speaker urged financial institutions in the state to be fair and transparent when collecting taxes, adding that those revenues are vital for the government to deliver services to the people.

Meanwhile, Bol Akuar, the state minister of youth and sports and also the acting minister of parliamentary affairs, urged the parliamentarians to put the national interest first and their political parties behind.

“We are not here to seek our political parties agenda; we are here to represent our people in Parliament as their voice,” Bol voiced.

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