Aliab youth thank President Kiir for reappointing Jadalla

Youth from Aliab community of Awerial County on Saturday expressed immense gratitude to President Salva Kiir Mayardit for reappointing Gen. Augustino Jadalla Kamilo Wani as Governor of Central Equatoria State.
Gen. Augustino Jadalla Kamilo Wani, (center) the newly appointed Governor of Central Equatoria State with jubilant supporters in Juba.

By Awan Achiek

Youth from Aliab community of Awerial County on Saturday expressed immense gratitude to President Salva Kiir Mayardit for reappointing Gen. Augustino Jadalla Kamilo Wani as Governor of Central Equatoria State.

Jaddallah was appointed on May 3rd as Governor of Central Equatoria State replacing Emmanuel Adil Anthony.

Speaking during a meeting with the Governor at his residence on Saturday, Samson Koro Thondit, Chairperson of Aliab Youth Association in Juba, said President Kiir made a wise decision for appointing Gen. Jadalla as Governor of Central Equatoria State.

“The Juba-based Aliab Youth Association (AYA) of the Aliab community would like to add and register its voice like other South Sudanese communities that had appreciated H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan for appointing H.E. Gen. Gov. Augustino Jaddallah Wani, as the Governor of Central Equatoria State,” Koro said.

Koro said the Aliab community and people of Central Equatoria State have strong ties due to geography, history and culture.

“Indeed, H.E. Gen. Gov. Augustino is a leader, neighbor and comrade of the Aliab community. The Aliab community looks forward to working and cooperating with the administration of H.E. Gen. Gov. Augustino of Central Equatoria State,” he disclosed.

For her part, Lou Riak, Chairlady of Aliab Wifi Girls in Juba said Aliab youth will stand firm in supporting the leadership of Jadalla.

“Most of our mothers left their children in the morning to come here to celebrate your appointment as governor of Central Equatoria State,” Riak said.

Augustino Jaddallah Wani, Governor of Central Equatoria State, said the Aliab community and the Bari community share a long history dating back to the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium.

“The Bari of Jebel Lado, most of their grandmothers are from Aliab, Aliab have their relatives here, in Bari and in Mundari. Aliab are known as strong people. You are good people and we want you to keep up with a kind heart because you are the robe that tied up Bahr el Ghazal and Central Equatoria,” said Jaddalla.

He encouraged both communities to embrace intermarriage to strengthen their relationship.

“This is the diversity of South Sudan that you have shown us today, and when we sit together like this, it is good because we will be able to know ourselves. I want both the Aliab youth and youth of Central Equatoria to know each other so as to stay together and this can pave the way for intermarriage through blood,” he said.

The Aliab District during the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium rule was part of Mongala Province, dating back to the early 1900s till the late-1920s.

The Aliab District was later transferred from Mongalla Province to Bahr El-Ghazal Province in 1927 to 1928.

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