Anyuak Chiefs demand Kiir to establish separate state for their ethnic group
September 29th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-On Saturday, a group of chiefs from the Anyuak Kingdom paid a courtesy call on South Sudan’s President Kiir Mayardit at the State House in the capital Juba. According to state-run media, the community elders discussed with President Kiir, a wide range of issues, including the possibility of creating a separate state for the Anyuak community, as an alternative way of avoiding issues that often drag neighboring communities into conflict.
The chiefs narrated a number of challenges currently facing the Anyuak ethnic group, such as lack of education, shortage of health facilities, lack of access to safe and clean water, absence of telecommunications network and many other related issues.
“During the meeting, The Kings Presented to President Salva Kiir number of issues affecting the people of Anyuak which include lack of educational facilities, water, poor roads, and communication network.
The Kings emphasized to President Salva Kiir for the need of the creation of their own state as a solution to the Problems affecting the kingdom of Anyuak,” said PPU.
Adding: “The Kings of Anyuak ethnic group, demanded President Salva Kiir Mayardit for the creation of their own state as a mean of addressing the issues affecting their community.”
For his part, President Kiir assured the Anyuak chiefs of his readiness to consider resolving the issues raised, particularly, the establishment of a separate state for their ethnic group.
“Addressing the Kings during the meeting, President Salva Kiir said, he will address the demand for the creation of the state for the Anyuak community after the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, President Salva Kiir pledged to address the problems affecting the people of Anyuak Community.”
In response to some of the challenges expressed by the elderly, President Kiir instantly approved a budget for the construction of primary schools in the area, and reportedly ordered the Director General of National Security Internal Bureau General Akol Koor to coordinate with telecommunications companies to set up mobile networks in Pachala.