Lakes state

Muslims applaud security in Lakes State

By Yang Ater Yang


Muslim Community in Lakes State has appreciated governor, Rin Tueny Mabor for stabilizing security situation in the region.

The State officials on Wednesday joined the Muslim community to celebrate Eid al-Fitr at Rumbek Freedom Square.

Jacob Maker Majak, Secretary for the Islamic Council of Lakes State, expressed gratitude to the people of Lakes State for their support in maintaining peace.

Majak said there are no problems between the Islamic community and the people of Lakes State.

He credited Governor Rin Tueny Mabor for his role in ensuring peace and security in Rumbek.

“In the past years, the situation in Rumbek Town was tough. Criminals used to break into shops at night and loot properties, business items, and money, and traders moving on the road used to get a lot of problems but since the governor was appointed. All these come to an end in Lakes State and now people are sleeping peacefully without any problem”, he said.

Sadam Abdulkharim, a member of the Sudanese Muslim community in Rumbek, highlighted the progress made in Lakes State.

He mentioned the reduction of communal conflicts, such as raids and thefts of livestock and business items, which had plagued the region for years.

Abdulkarim praised the stability and security in Lakes State, noting that shops could now remain open throughout the night without fear of break-ins.

“We appreciate the governor of Lakes State Rin Tueny Mabor for maintaining peace and stability in Lakes, and we extended our appreciation also to the president of the republic of South Sudan for the appointment of the governor of peace and security stability in Lakes State,” he said.

He also extended gratitude to the President of South Sudan for appointing a governor dedicated to peace and security in the region.

While acknowledging the challenge of rising prices, particularly influenced by the dollar rate, he expressed hope for improvement in the future.

Stephen Mathiang Deng, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs in Lakes State, extended congratulations to the Muslim community in Rumbek for celebrating Eid al-Fitr peacefully.

He encouraged them to pray for their brothers and sisters in Sudan, emphasizing the interconnectedness of the two nations.

“I am also appealing to all of you to pray for your brothers in Sudan because Sudan is part of South Sudan. So, you pray for them to have peace and to enjoy the celebration in their life,” he said.

Deng underlined the positive impact of Governor Rin Tueny’s appointment, ensuring a peaceful environment for business activities and travel.

Deng stressed the importance of peace in all endeavors, stating that without peace, progress would be hindered.

He called for cooperation between the business community and the government, acknowledging the measures implemented by the national government to control the dollar rate.

Deng urged the business community to adjust prices accordingly to alleviate the suffering of the population.

“I am appealing to you to cooperate with the government. Sometimes, back we had this problem of dollar prices but now the national government under the leadership of His Excellency Salva Kiir has put down some measures for control and it should not move into the wrong hands anyhow. If you want a dollar, you will go to the central bank to get it in fixed rates of the bank,” headed.

Regarding fuel availability, Deng expressed concern about the black market and assured that those involved would be dealt with accordingly.

He underscored that markets are regulated by the government and the business community, and encouraged the Muslim community in Rumbek to enjoy Eid al-Fitr with peace of mind, assuring them of the government’s commitment to protecting lives and property.

Deng concluded by urging continued support for the Governor and the state government in maintaining the hard-earned peace.

He said that the peace enjoyed in Lakes State is a collective achievement, granting freedom and enabling unrestricted movement and activities for all.


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