Disarmament has start in Jonglei state
By Jacob Achiek Jok
March 1, 2012 The SPLA forces has started the disarmament process in
Jonglei, the forces are now being deployed to the areas of Lou, Bor
and Murle, State governor Kuol Manyang disclosed.
The disarmament was scheduled to start on 1st March, with the
movement of the forces to the grounds, we know the SPLA has moves its
forces to Boma, greater Lou areas and Akobo, Duk, Payanyagor and Bor
town. Others are deployed to Pibor, Likuangolei Gumuruk and still more
forces are coming and will be arriving Bor by tomorrow from Juba.
State governor adds that, the SPLA campaign commander will be arriving
Bor today for establishing its operation headquarter in the state
He said the logistical needs such as water tankers, medicines, food
services and fuel for the mobility are on the way to Bor and will be
arriving at any time.
After I brief the counties commissioners, ministers, Members of the
parliaments and the paramount chiefs the day before yesterday in order
to handover their guns to the SPLA authorities if the disarmament
operation started it operations in the state, I have been officially
informed about the disarmament starting day, Governor said.
Governor said that the commissioner of Pibor county Joshua Konyi give
good example yesterday when he met with Pibor county chiefs and convey
the message to the chiefs so that they will be rushing to their Payam
and pass the message to their youths and elders in their localities to
easily handover their guns without indiscipline cases in the county.
Meanwhile, during the youths meeting with their elders in Likuangolei,
they misunderstand their elders speech and responds by saying they are
not willing to handover their arms to SPLA forces in any means. This
was a report send to the state authorities by people from Pibor
The state governor said there shall be borehole in papa zone areas and
to stop the movement of the criminals between Bor and Pibor County.
Manyang said, he will be the first person to hand over his arm to
disarmament force in the state to show good example to his people. He
said after I hand in my guns then who are you to refuse your arm.
He said he/she who is refusing to give his arm to the SPLA forces
during the disarmament day will face the law, although you are a
minister or Member of Parliament you will be answerable.