MPs pledge to fight corruption and promote transparency in NBGs
AUTHOR: AQUILINA ADHEL | PUBLISHED: March 1, 2022
Hon. Achol William Amoi, Speaking of NBGs Transitional Legislative Assembly and other MPs taking oath on Monday, 28th February 2022
Members of Northern Bahr El Ghazal state Transitional parliaments have promised to promote transparency and fight corruption.
The MPs speak during the swearing-in ceremony of ninety-one lawmakers on Monday.
At least 92 MP appointed last year by president Kiir to reconstitute the state parliament was to take an oath of the August house on Tuesday last week but was adjourned. Eight MPs from other political parties are yet to be nominated by their parties.
The State Judge persisted in swearing in on MPs in NBGs Governor Tog Akeen Ngor and other senior government dignitaries.
Some lawmakers speak during the ceremony pledged to fight corruption, and their focus will be services delivery to their communities.
Hon. Mayen Kon Akot, a member of parliament representing constituency number one for Duluit Toch area in Aweil North County, says the parliament’s task is to promote accountability and transparency this time.
“We are going to fight against corruption, promote transparency and accountability. We will work closely with executive bodies to ensure that things are put in the right direction, but when doing that, we have to put the interests of our parties aside,” he said.
Garang Mawien Mawien, a member of parliament representing the Korok constituency, promised to prioritize public interest, not the party.
“As I am being sworn in today as a member of this assembly. I want to promise you that the rest of my colleagues and I will work hard for the community’s interest that we came here to represent. We will tackle the issues affecting the public,” Mawien said.
Another MP is Deng Nyiwiel from constituency number 29, representing the Nyanlath area in Aweil Center County. He said their mandate is to help the people face the challenges despite being appointed by different political parties
“We shall make sure our parties are putting aside so that we can help our community on poor governance that always affect the services delivering.”
The state parliamentarians said their mandate is to help the people face the challenges despite being appointed by different political parties.
Northern Bahr Ghazal state governor Tong Akeen Ngor said he is ready to work with all MPs to serve the communities.