Rumbek East County commissioner David Marial Gumke (left) has a word with his Cueibet counterpart Isaac Mayom Malek during his homecoming party at Aduel. [Gurtong/ Gabriel Mayom]
By Gabriel Mayom
RUMBEK, 09 June 2012 [Gurtong] - Speaking during his welcome ceremony Wednesday at Aduel, Gumke said insecurity remains the biggest threat to development.
The ceremony was also attended by County Commissioners from Wulu, Rumbek North, Cueibet and Rumbek Central and several leaders including chiefs.
Chiefs who spoke at the ceremony raised concerns with rising insecurity in the county, saying cattle rustling was the leading source of insecurity.
“The security situation is normal although some sections of the population are still engaged in cattle rustling. I am appealing to the County Commissioner to ensure the culprits are arrested and brought to book”, said Chief Manyang Derder.
Gumke called upon rival communities of Thiiyic and Gony to resolve their differences amicably and engage in development.
He also pledged to prioritise agricultural production especially during the rainy season in a bid to tackle hunger.
Commissioner Gumke was reappointed on 1 June 2012 and sworn in into office three days later.