18 Nov 2019

 

Society Calls On Governor To Stop Dismissals And Arrests In Rumbek

“We will be appreciative of the national government to investigate the dismissal of our civil servants being decreed out by the governor in their various positions from Juba and Wau..."

Society Calls On Governor To Stop Dismissals And Arrests In Rumbek
Chairperson of Civil society Organization Network (CISON) Hakim C. Awur [Photo: Mabor Riak Magok]

 Byo Mabor Riak

Rumbek, 29th/03/2019 [Gurtong]-Members of Civil Society Organization Network (CiSON) in Lakes region are calling on the governor of Western Lakes State, John Deng Mamer Yuol, to end harassment and arbitrary arrests of politicians and innocent civilians in Rumbek.
 
In a press statement, obtained by Gurtong on Fri-day morning, the chairperson of CiSON, Mr. Hakim Chipuounyuc Awur, issued a statement of concern over the recent declaration by the Western Lakes State Government of not willing to work with politicians and its subsequent plan to dismissed the elected MPs and arrest them.
 
“We the civil society under CiSON Lakes State are of arbitrary arrest and the suffering of the MPs and Youth in Western Lakes State”. Said Hakim
 
“We will be appreciative of the national government to investigate the dismissal of our civil servants being decreed out by the governor in their various positions from Juba and Wau coordination officers to which they were appointed by the public service but not as political post holders. We hereby, motivated by our duty as the civil society to speak on behave of the voiceless, make the following statements”, Chipuounyuc Awur explains:  
1.    
  Appeal to the national government in Juba to reconsider its positions and re-instruct the governor not to continue harassing the citizens, dismissing the elected MPs who represent their constituencies without notification from the constituents.
2.     Call on the state government not to keep releasing statements that are not conflict sensitive over the media but more pressure on all communities to the conflict by focusing on addressing the root causes of the conflicts in the state.
3.     Urge the government to remain committed to pursuing the existing peace and respectful to the community norms while considering its prime duty to protect the citizen and respect their rights from being harassed and arrested without being charged.
4.     Call on the government to immediately released the former speaker Hon. Marik Nanga Marik or send him to court for trial instead of keeping him in Rumbek North where he is detained.
5. Appeal to the Western Lakes State governor to consider the reinstatement of the civil servants he laid off into their respective positions in different places.
 
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