Gbudue state governor returns amid detention rumours

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October 16, 2016 (YAMBIO) – The governor of Gbudue, one of South Sudan’s
new states returned to the capital, Yambio Sunday, ending the widespread
speculation that he had been detained in the country’s capital, Juba.

Gbudue state governor Patrick Zamoi speaking to journalists at in Nzara
airstrip March 4, 2016 (ST)

He was away from Yambio for nearly three months.Governor Patrick Raphael
Zamoi, however, told reporters on arrival that he was in Juba to meet
investors on investment deals.“I went to Juba to meet the national
government and ambassadors to discuss with them on how they could come to
Gbudue state to embark on developmental activities after conflict,” he

The governor said he met investors from the United States and China who
expressed willingness to invest in his state, stressing that such
initiatives would benefit Gbudue states after months of instability.

Zamoi also dismissed reports that he had been detained in the South Sudan
capital.He said commanders of South Sudan National Liberation Movement
(SSNLM), who signed peace agreement with government in April this year,
were due to meet the president in coming days amid plans to integrate them
in the organised forces.


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