April 26, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Following a condemnation statement issued by the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, on 23rd April, 2015, the SPLM/SPLA [in Opposition] responses with a circulation that explains what fueled the withdrawal of aid workers from Pagak, the rebels’ headquarters in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state.
As the statement explains, due to the ongoing leadership conference the security measures were tighten around Pagak.
According to Hon. Gatwech Peter Kulang, the Executive Director for South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Agency (SSRRA), four members of World Food Program (WFP) staffs were identified as Government spies.
“On 14th April 2015, WFP deployed 14 staff from Juba to Pagak on a Helicopter and among them four national staff were identified as officers from Migration and National Security personnel from Juba Government.” Gatwech explains.
The executive director explains that the aid workers felt threatened and silently withdrew from Pagak due to a conspiracy that is likely to stain the impartiality of the United Nations organizations.
The SPLM/SPLA [IO] points out Ms. Betty Juru as one of the national security intelligence identified among the employees of the UN-WFP.
“Ms. Betty Juru who was one of them confessed that she was indeed a former National Security Officer. This was the third case which we had countered with WFP Juba.” The Director explains.
Mr. Gatwech believes that two other incidents were discovered in November 2014, and in February 2015, also in Pagak.
Another isolated incident involved the landing of a government’s Brigadier General and two others WFP employees in a rebels held teritory in the town of Jiech, Jonglei state, in March this year.
Such incidents, according to Hon Gatwech, were discussed with the World Food Program but instead they have increased.
“The numbers of individuals from National Security employed by WFP have increased and whenever they are deployed in our areas, we detect and allow them to return to Juba without any form of retribution such as detention.” Mr. Kulang explains.
“We also have evidence that the Enumerators who are at WFP Juba staff are a conglomeration of National Security that are deployed by the Government of Juba to explore their work through humanitarian operation in the SPLM/AiO territory.” he added.
The SPLM/SPLA has also reported other cases in which they accuse the WFP staff in Juba Headquarters of having deliberately reduced the food allocations and delayed its distribution to many parts of their territories.
“For instance, it takes three to four months for food to arrive in the SPLM/AiO territory while in government controlled areas food is distributed normally and timely.” Gatwech points out.
To resolve these matters, the Opposition urges the United Nations to deploy their own staffs to avoid conflict of interests.
“Through many dialogues that we have initiated, SPLM/AiO have in several occasions informed and expressed our concern to WFP that we have qualified South Sudanese among our population that can do similar work by the very people (from National Security) that are brought from Juba.” The Director Explains.
The SSRRA further urges the Humanitarian agencies to provide equal opportunities among the South Sudanese by allocating job opportunities to all citizens on both sides of the conflict.
“SSRRA leadership expects all Humanitarian agencies and NGOs to provide equal and fair employment opportunities to all among South Sudanese especially youth (Women and Men) in the SPLM/AiO controlled areas not only to be recipients of relief services.” the SSRRA document reads.
Return To Pagak
The SPLM/SPLA-IO humanitarian wing explains that the question of neutrality only comes when they seek for the Rights of civilians in their territories.
According to SSRA Executive Director, Mr. Gatwech Kulang, the aid workers who left Pagak should return to resume their work.
“Therefore, the leadership of SPLM/AiO of Humanitarian wing would like to see those NGOs who left Pagak on the 22nd April 2015 to resume their operations.” Gatwech explains.
“Once again I would like to reiterate that The Humanitarian Wing of SPLM/AiO takes cognizance of the work of humanitarian agencies to provide life-saving services to our vulnerable people and the importance of us working together to achieve the common objective.” he continued.
Gatwech concludes that the two humanitarian agencies must continue engaging each other to ensure cordial working relationship between SPLM/AiO and Humanitarian workers are built.
On 23rd April, the UN humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, accused the opposition of having harassed and threatened the aid workers, and believes that such incident has impeded the humanitarian assistance in the affected areas.
Lazner warned that the organizations will not be able to assist civil population in Pagak and other areas until the conditions are re-established.
Toby Lanzer is working to make sure that Kiir is still in Power. Look humanitarian aid is suspended by WFP in Akoka and Fashoda as a protest for 3 missing WFP staffs which Toby Lanzer did not came out to condemn but he condemn those Secuirity spies who were send to attend SPLA IO consultation meeting and interrupt it by mean od engaging chiefs and community leaders on meeting about registration and food distribution which was never done for 3 months. Shame on WFP for hiring government security agents as Enumerators. Why don’t they allow Nuer who are working with them to access SPLA IO territories if they are partial? They restricted Nuer to conduct distribution so that they hired government agents as Enumerators. Congratulation Hon.Gatwech Kolang, show them a lesson and don’t allow enumerators to operate under your territories, let them employ people there. I know there are many qualified who can do the jobs there, those Ugandan employed don’t know Nuer language there fore they don’t have quality data
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Thank you Tor
I am not too sure about T. Lanzer his profile resume fits that of a typical spy master for that specific area of South Sudan. Though his contract continue to be renewed mysteriously with clear major conflicts of interests implicating him Mr. Lanzer as a cooperate share holder. Again who am I to question his neutrality.
Hi, a blind man is giving thanks to a blind man, may God help these two persons.
lol your a funny clown
All South Sudanese knows very well that Mr. Toby Lanzer’s usual misleading reports and statements are always against SPLM/A under Dr. Riak Machar. Why was he condemning SPLM/A and also ordering WFP-staffs to leave Pagak just simply because of rumous arrassement despite the fact that they are spies yet he[Toby Lanzer] did NOTHING when Mr. Mark Diang, Yien Gai and many other where deliberately killed by Salva Kiir’s militias in Greater Upper Nile Region (GUNR).
Well, UN need to re-allocate the so call Toby Lanzer, if he is still their employee in South Sudan which I doudted. Toby activities have been well monitored in South Sudan he is in fact one of the lobbies who plan the war together with Kiir and Museveni of Uganda. The SPLA-IO need to send a strong protests letter to UN in New york for his removal or otherwise if UNWFP will still under his administration they can only operated in the government occupy area.
Toby is a one sided individual he hatred Dr Riek and his people Nuer to death and that is why Toby failed to issued statement when Mr. Mark Diang, Yien Gai and those innocents Nuer who were Killed by government in Bor town. Instead he issues statements for the so call Darfur in Unity state and now in Pagak.
What evil individual?
This man is not neutral and it is a shame for UN to be represented by a person like Toby who put money first than the international community interest; UN have more professional people than Toby he should be recall or remove completely from South Sudan and if UN fail to remove him that will be an indications that the UN is not neutral as well.
The UN is sitting together with wolverines who are killing Innocent sheep and kept quite without taking any action since the started of the war.
Salva Kiir can buy the whole world with our mighty oil money but at the end truth will set us free from this conspiracies against us, Let struggle continue in all fronts.
Toby Lanzer, Salva Kiir and Mueseveni must go in all ways possible they are evils.
Congratulations to Mr. Gatwech Peter Kulang Chol and the entire Leadership of the SPLA-IO for airing this evil conspiracies against our people out and this protests must reach the UN headquarter in New York for this evil man to be remove for good.
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Absolutely concur. yet to this day every UN-workers case is either under investigation or investigated yet this particular case has gone cold and maybe closed. When those UN-workers landed in the wrong territory of SPLM/A-In Opposition their lives matters. The double standard here is favoring those thugs in Juba. How hard is it for the UN to tell a sovereign country like South Sudan’s leader to stop abusing human beings and starts delivering basic services to all people including those in the UN-Camps. Is that a responsibility of that country so why is the UN taking the major role in maintaining those camps when it is the responsibility of that country’s government. Oh the UN must stay there and for Kiir to continue doing his BS.
I can not believe how you respond sometimes and explain your point because as you said “All South Sudanese knows very well that Mr. Toby Lanzer’s usual misleading reports and statements are always against SPLM/A under Dr. Riak Machar. Why was he condemning SPLM/A and also ordering WFP-staffs to leave Pagak “.
The real answer to your statement is because all that happened In Pagak because of undisciplined behaviors of Riek Machar primitive Mentalities of his staff.
Riek groups can have degrees or diplomas but they will never change their true bad behaviors of aggressiveness and violence attitudes toward others or themselves.
To Whom it May Concern: did Riek not learn YET???
Dear Riek Rebellion and my fellow citizens:
May I please ask you to read the following piece of our South Sudan’s History facts and reality event from the article of the historic facts and truths. You can be the judges.
Here’s factual Information:
In 1991 , Riek Machar staged theoretical coup against Dr John Garang at Nasir in Upper Nile while John Garang was at Torit in Eastern Equatoria . In his hallucination, he sent his forces to go and arrested John Garang .On their way to Torit , they started killing any living things from Duk , Twic , Bor. Within weeks of Riek forces marching to Torit , thousands of civilians were killed- a bloodbath.
After bloodbath in Duk , Twic , Bortown and Mangalla , John Garang understood that Riek is rabid dog and his murderous acts would not be underestimate under any normal circumstances .
Thus , John Garang resolutely decided to deal with Riek militarily .
As a result Dr John Garang authorized military action against Riek , so SPLA Mainstream attacked Riek forces at Magalla , they defeated Riek forces , SPLA Mainstream swept Riek forces through Bor town , Twic and Duk until they returned to Nasir and stayed there longer enough as they needed .The war between SPLA Mainstream and Riek Stream continued for 4 years from 1991 to 1994 until Riek accepted defeat and he ran to Khartoum .
After defeated military and diplomatically, Dr Riek Machar realized the legitimate demand and rights of all South Sudanese so he called Dr John Garang to make peace him . Dr John Garang said to Riek, he had no problem with him . He told Riek to reconcile first with those who he killed . The people who Riek killed were Dinka and Nuer , so Riek organized Nuer and Dinka to reconcile and indeed they made peace at Wunlit Conference At Wunlit Conference , it was community to community peace process , there were no observers and there were no protocols .
Thank you All for your reading and May God bless our beloved country of South Sudan.
Dinka forget about 1991.You will see what is going happen near future No way to Wrap or Uganda all of us will finish Jub
Very wonderful landscape and nice environment,instead of begging,
There were tale from Dinka: once open a time there were a man in Dinka village, when ever he told you to go hunting with him, if you kill one animal and he did not kill any thing, he will say ”this is my animal i was the one who kill it we will not even divide it” This happen after both of you carry animal to village then because there is no witness when you kill the animal, he will own that animal though he did not kill it. People will try to bag him that you should divide the animal but he will refuse. When he did not go hunting and you went and kill an animal with out his present after he known the time of your coming to village he will go and meet you before anybody and when both of you reach the village he will claim that this is our animal we will divide it. He always benefit ignorant from whole village because people always told you that leave him he is greedy but he consider himself as strong man. This is how Dinka are, they did not fight for independence of South Sudan but now they are saying that they die for independence of South Sudan while it was very known fact that Garang was fighting for United Sudan (New Sudan) and Dr. Riak was fighting for independence of South Sudan. Now they are fighting for dictatorship while Dr.Riak is fighting for democratic change which they will claim later on that they die for it. What a shame full tribe. I know those of Agumut and Abuchook will never learn, since looking for leadership with out vision and objective become their culture followed by looting. In Itang refugee camp, they teach themselves with a looting word which say ”wel-wel-wel” if they sing this song, every body in the market start looting one another which was not the culture of other tribe except Dinka. Another thing was how they practice theft, they usually say pointing their two finger into your shirt pocket ”yeen ke haan en took” which mean ”you and me are one” which they are now practicing in South Sudan. in 2011 they sing Oyeee instead of wel-wel, from there 75 list of corruptionist was assured as a result of Oyee. in 2013 they begins to theft individual property by using the word ”one nation one people” instead of ”yeen ke haan en took”. Ask every Equatoria and other tribe here in Juba they will tell you more truth about what i’m saying they even begins to eat free in Restaurants using the word why should i pay, you don’t know that i’m a Dinka?
We don’t need to go to school study that picture because South Sudan is a fertile land, What we need are agriculture tools and crops if South Sudan doesn’t have those things.
This is the english which made you failed the coup plan. Failing to express yourself grammatically,how about leading a nation poor sole.Water cataract will finish off your eyes and that shall be the end of your poor rebellion.
You shouldn’t be worried guys.
The resume of food ratio is underway.The head office in Juba have direct the staffs previously in Pagak to resume as soon as possible.
I will head the first team of newly recruited WFP staffs to Pagak.
Wish I Meet you there
Gatwech Peter Kulang,
Why are you not telling the truth to your people. You were working with the UN system while you were in government and you know Toby Lanzer very well. He does not give a damn about nonsense. Even here has a lot of accusers in the government that he is supporting the rebels by taking food to you in Pagak and now you are accusing him of sending spies to you which is also wrong.
The reason for WFP withdrawal is purely related to harassment of their staff due to your suspicion of them as spies of government. Second, you introduced very tough tax measures including 5% income tax reduction from all the workers of humanitarian organizations in your area of operation. You were advised that this is illegal by the UN and the rest of the world including Dr. Riek who cancelled your Memo to all NGOs operating in the area. Yet, you pursue the same policy of taxing someone who is coming to assist you. By your intransigence, you will now be left without food, How will you support your people who are dying of malnutrition? Do you think collecting money from America and Canada from those confused Nuer will purchase enough food for them? As humanitarian executive director, the blame rests with you as your failure to provide food for your people.