15 Dec 2018


Western Lakes State Shuts Down Illegal Checkpoints

Rumbek County Commissioner, Manyiel Riak Manyiel last week issued a local order removing all the illegal roadblocks and checkpoints that lead to Rumbek town.

By Mabor Riak Magok

RUMBEK, 27 November 2017 [Gurtong]-
In the local order seen by Gurtong, it states that anybody who violates the order shall be punished by law with a fine of 5000 South Sudanese Pounds and six months term in jail.
The order also prohibits random shooting and drinking of alcohol during traditional rites and marriage ceremonies.
According to the order, any violation will result to confiscation of firearm by security forces and shall not be returned to the owner.
‘’Random shooting may cause panic and involvement of criminals to take advantage of the scene,’’ it adds.
According to the letter, any woman found brewing local alcohol will be arrested and serve one month in prison with a fine of 2,000 South Sudanese Pounds.


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