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Upper Nile parliamentarians call on CMC

Author : | Published: March 4, 2014

Map of Upper Nile state - Courtesy

Members of the State Parliament in Upper Nile are urging the Crisis Management Committee to visit places that have been affected by the conflict in the country.

A leader of minority in Upper Nile State parliament, Mojwok Deng Ajak, told journalist in Juba that many people are leaving in dire circumstances in the IDP camps.

He said, “We were talking about embracing happiness and to restore confidence up on our people who have been affected, now how we do this? There is Crisis Management Committee, but we are not seeing it at all doing its work. That is the challenge for the government here.  The money that is given for this Committee to carry out its job, where is it?  How do we embrace happiness, restore confidence, and stop our people from going from the South to the North? For what will we be doing in the Assembly anymore? For whom will we be shouting? So we are asking the Crisis Management Committee to visit the states that were affected by the war, like Upper Nile, Jonglei, and Unity State as well because it is its job. That money should be seen doing something for these people.”

Last week, the Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs and a member of the CMC, Dr Elia Lomoro, told youth gathering in Juba that their office has political will to serve the people affected by the crisis.

He said, “We only deal with what has become a crisis in our country, and in this regard we have six sub committees, there is a high coordination committee, a humanitarian subcommittee, a committee for mobilization, a committee for finance and a committee for defense and security. You can only become far away from us if you did not come, and I am sure most of you did not come. But the SPLM youth under Paul Akol came and benefited and he is doing his job, so if you are a youth and you have some clever idea, something which can be good for our people in our country, do not be shy. Our door is open, you will fill a form and you will give time and date. You will not walk through my door just like that.”

President Salva Kiir issued a decree in January to form the Crisis Management Committee headed by Vice President James Wani Igga to help people affected by the conflict which began on December 15.

 

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