Salva Kiir: Who gives Misseriya heavy guns

Media Monitoring Report, 10 March 2008
(The Citizen)

President Salva Kiir has said the Misseriya use anti-aircraft guns and heavy weapons, wondering who supplies them.

Where do they find them? Kiir asked. “The innocent Misseriya are being influenced by NCP leaders,” he added.

Kiir made the statements while addressing more than 800 Sudanese studying in Uganda, during his current visit to that country. He told the students that the CPA was being implemented but major problems remain, the Misseriya attacks one of them.

He said the Aweil Community, which bore the brunt of the attacks do not mind allowing the Misseriya to graze on the land but they should not cross to the South with guns.

Speaking about CPA’s security protocol, he said both parties have withdrawn their armies, although some areas like Heglig remained occupied by SAF soldiers.

With regard to oil revenue, he said the revenues might be unjustly divided because SPLM is not represented in every sector such as marketing and drilling and the quantity of oil that has always been pumped is undisclosed.

With regard to the Civil Service Commission, he said it had just been formed and it would ensure equal employment in the Government of National Unity.

He said the government was upgrading the roads to boost economic development. These are Juba-Nimule road, Juba-Torit-Kapoeta-Kenya road, Juba-Yei-Kaya-Uganda road, Juba-Wau and Aweil-northern Sudan.


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