Anyuak Community Calling On Creation Of Independent County

By Jacob A. Jok
Posted to the web on May 25, 2015

BOR, May 25, 2015 – Since South Sudan gained its Independence in 2011, the Anyuak community has written numerous letters and petitions to state levels, the national government and the office of the President, requesting for the creation of Akobo County that excludes Walgak in Akobo West which is the only legitimate Lou Nuer area within the County.

They said Jonglei state’s former Governor, Koul Manyang had acknowledged the Akobo-Anyuak plight but couldn’t be implement due to lack of a budget by then.

“We would request the Government of the Republic of South Sudan under the constitutionally elected President and SPLA Highest Command General Salva Kiir Mayardit to reconsider approving Akobo Anyuak plight,” they said in a statement.

They said Akobo-Anyuak shall work with the Government in pursuit of the re-instatement of the 1956 borders which will exclude what is called Akobo West as resolved by all Jonglei communities in May 2012.

They said they shall continue to resort to all legal and peaceful means possible to reclaim the Akobo County.

“Akobo Anyuak has every legal, constitutional and human right to have counties of their own that excludes the Mor Lou Nuer who claims to be Akobo Nuer.”

Akobo County is located in Jonglei state and it is being inherited by Anyuak and Nuer ethnic communities with Anyuak being a minority group.


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