400 hundred protesters Disrupt Government Activities in Bor
AUTHOR: admin | PUBLISHED: December 14, 2021
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At least four hundred protesters have surrounded the government offices in Bor Jonglei State, disrupting the official activities.
The second day of the ongoing protest of civil servants in Bor led by workers union leaders demanding payment of July salary and allowance.
A member of the civil society organization said the protesters had surrounded the two government offices, the secretariat general and the ministry of finance building.
Bol Deng Bol is the Executive Director of INTREPID South Sudan, a local civil society organization operating in Bor Jonglei State. He said the situation might get out of hand if not addressed by the state leadership.
He said the protesters had been anger by the letter dated 13 December seen by TRC. The letter signed by Secretary-General Hon. Gatweck Koak Nyuon refers to the allowance issue to await a final decision from the governor.
The council of ministers meeting held on 13 Dec’202 acknowledged the rights of civil servants to have allowance but directed them to receive July salaries without the allowance.
Deng said the governor and his deputy are in Juba, and he does not know if they are avoiding dealing with the situation in the state, which he said is not good.
Some protesters who spoke to Mingkaman 100 FM in Bor said they had locked the governor’s office. Some officials have evacuated the offices as they see protesters advancing to the premises.
They are also said to have blocked access to the main roads in the market and will not leave until the government pays their allowances.
The story is developing, Mingkaman FM will provide an update on the state authorities’ response to the situation in Bor.