President Kiir forms joint humanitarian aid delivery committee
October 16, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese president, Salva Kiir, has
issued a republican order forming a joint committee tasked to remove
obstacles and facilitate access and delivery of humanitarian
assistances to people in need across the country.
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South Sudanese preasident Salva Kiir (AFP)
The president, according to the broadcast by the government’s owned
South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC), appointed cabinet affairs
minister, Martin Elia Lomoro as the head of the committee. The
committee also drew membership of the United Nations Mission in South
Sudan (UNMISS) and a representative of the United Nations Office for
Coordination of the Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA).
Other members of the committee include Hussein Mar Nyuot, Minister for
Humanitarian Affairs and Awut Deng Acuil, minister for Gender, Child
and Social Welfare.
Military, security and police officers and officials named by the
order include Lieutenant General Mangar Buong, Sudan People’s
Liberation Army (SPLA’s) Deputy Chief of General Staff for Operations,
Lieutenant General, Akol Koor Kuch, Director General for Internal
Security Bureau from the National Security Service and Lieutenant
General James Biel Ruot, Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Lokulenge Lole Timayo, Chairman of the South Sudan Relief and
Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC), is also in the list of the
officials named by the presidential order to oversee the humanitarian
The work of the committee, according to the order, is to identify
sources of obstacles and remove all the illegal road blocks which the
Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) say are hindering aid delivery in
various parts of the country.
The decision came after several complaints by relief organizations
that their activities have been hindered by security forces in the
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17 October 00:45, by Mr Point
It’s about time the SPLA stopped blocking the work of UNMISS in
helping the suffering victims of Kiir’s tyranny.
17 October 05:51, by Akeen Mangarthon
The way you started to comment hopelessly is the way you
violate the order. Nothing you can see good when you are not
respecting the law and order. People like you are the hopeless
exaggerators of Country instability. You will not miss the targets of
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