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UN team blocked over clearance to Lobonok, says commissioner

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The Commissioner of Lobonok in Jubek State says a team from the UN, taking school materials to the county, has been denied access to the area due to lack of clearance permit.

Gworit Kose Laku says the team was going to distribute the materials to some 150 pupils yesterday when their convoy was stopped at the outskirt of Juba from proceeding to the area.

The students were those transferred from Madan and Morsak primary schools to Yapa, following the recent clashes in the area between the host community and cattle keepers.

“They were told not to proceed to Lobonok unless they process a letter. I don’t have much to say, but after they get the letter then they will come to Lobonok,” Mr Kose told Eye Radio.

“This UN was bringing school materials to 150 pupils of Madan primary school and then Morsak primary schools. These students we brought to Yapa primary school and we gave them one house as their dormitory. They are now in boarding school so that they catch up with their colleagues to get their third term examination together with the pupils of Yapa primary school,” he explained.

The UN is yet to comment.