Mr. Rual said the establishment of the counties is done in accordance with SPLM/SPLA’s December 6-12 Pagak Conference, and was arrived at after consultations with various members of Lol State of Greater Gogrial.
“Pursuant to Pagak consultative conference resolution of the SPLM/A 6-12 December 2014 , and after having consultations with various community members of LOL Sate from Greater Gogrial, I, Aguer Rual, hereby issue an Administrative Order for the purposes of the establishment of the following seven (7) Districts or Counties in LOL State as follows:-”
- Gogrial East headquarter Liet Nhom
- Gogrial centre headquarter Gogrial
- Gogrial South headquarter Kuacjok
- Gogrial North West headquarter Panilet
- Twic West headquarter Aweng
- Twic centre headquarter Lout Aboot in Alaal
- Twic west headquarter Akak
This establishment, signed by the military governor who hails from the same state [Lol/Warrap] with South Sudan President, is effective from 31st March, 2015.
Lol is one of the 21 colonial districts which were recently proposed at capacity of states by the leadership of SPLM/SPLA [IO] under Dr. Riek Machar Teny.
According to SPLM/SPLA [IO], the 21 federal states will be nationally approved and implemented after the formation of Transitional Government of National Unity.
Although Juba fights in defense of its centralized system of governance, which entails maintaining fewer states and counties, many appointed and elected IO military governors are establishing counties and leadership structures for their respective states.