The government has released its finding over a medical worker murdered in Panyijiar County, Unity State, by unidentified culprits at large. The forensic report was presented on Sunday by the undersecretary in the Ministry of Health.
Minister of Cabinet Affairs Dr. Elia Lomoro issued a statement stated that the report confirmed: “Dr. Lousi Edward died of homicidal death, citing reparative cuts at the neck, injured major blood vessels of the neck and sustenance of stab wounds to the arms indicating struggle injuries.” Juba Military hospital’s forensic report was presented to the government on Sunday last week.
Late Edward worked for International Rescue Committee –IRC was murdered on May 22 May this year. That forced the organization to suspend its operation in Ganyiel Payam of Panyijiar County temporarily.
An anonymous killing of Dr. Louis in Southern Unity received broader condemnation from the UN, youth, civil society, and government described it as “Heinous and inhumane.”
The national government has directed Unity state Governor Joseph Monytuil to deploy security forces to investigate and arrest culprits.
Minister of Cabinet Affairs also urged SPLM-IO to allow the legally appointed commissioner to take his duty and self-claims Commissioner Handover the area to state government.
In February, President appointed William Gatgiek Mabor as Panyijiar County commissioner under the SPLM-IO ticket. Since his appointment, he was never to the county due to controversies from the community. A former humanitarian worker Mr. Loat Gatluok was identified as a self-imposed county commissioner who is still performing the duty as commissioner.
The government said such controversy should end to allow a smooth implementation of the peace agreement. Authority apology to the health professions for not paying attention to their concern and appreciated them for ended the strike.
Healthcare Workers agreed to reconsider and ease their peaceful strike in what was described as “humanity ground” for all South Sudanese. The medical team said they resumed duties on June 13 June, 2021.