Governor Monytuil access flood situation in Southern Unity

The governor of Unity state, Dr. Joseph Nguen Monytuil during his visited to Leer and Mayiandit Counties on Wednesday, 24 March 2021

The governor of Unity state, Dr. Joseph Nguen Monytuil has visited flooding affecting counties on Tuesday in the Southern part of Unity state. Governor one day visited designed to explore two counties, Mayiandit and Leer counties, to see those affected by devastating flooding.

It is the first time for the governor to visit the Southern part since the conflict started in mid-December 2013. 

Thousands of people in two counties received governor with the optimism of peace dissemination, improvement of insecurity threats, roads repairing, and local dyke construction to prevent heavy flooding.

Governor Monytuil was accompanied by his deputy Tor Tungwar and state dignitary government officials. He was received respectively by newly appointed county commissioners Dr. Gatluak Nyak Hoth and Stephen Taker Riak Dong. 

Monytuil said his administration was so concerned about thousands of people who have been affected by unprecedented flooding. And his government is ready to construct local dykes protect lives.

State authority condemned insecurity threats imposed on innocents people by unauthorized armed youth, taking the law into their own hands. All areas “imposed insecurity such illegal check-point in the counties and river shall be abolish.” be abolished residents to stop prohibited cattle raiding during peace implementation when people require reconciliation and healing.

“We will not accept again that civilians will be mistreated; it is unacceptable. The time vulnerable people suffered has ended. It is time for the civilians’ government. Now, we will do what civilians want. And we shall unite civilians; we will not do anything that divided civilians; we will not bring such issues to you again. We are being appointed as a government for peace to unite people of Unity state.”

Deputy Governor Tor Tungwar said peace is only a national platform that has brought the country together; while urging people to embrace agreement to end suffering. 

Leer County commissioner Stephen Taker Riak Dong appreciated the governor visiting see people affected by flooding since last year. He urged the state government to repair roads that will help business people to bring in food commodities. 

According to NGO, an estimated 1 million people believed were affected by the flooding in eight states and one administrative area in South Sudan between July 2020 and January 2021. And more than 500,000 people displaced from their homes.

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