JUBA – He has been known as one of the tough and none racist person. This Paper spoken to the person (Maan Aru Maan) inquiring of what Aru’s son will do to serve the people of Bor Town of South Sudan. He replied, “The civilians will decide and don’t forget Bor Town is always a place for peace.”
The Bor Town municipal chief has been suspended by the state government until further notice. Nhial Majak Nhial was told to stay away from his office on Thursday last week due to what the state information minister Jodi Jonglei said was ‘administrative’ measures.
The current Mayor “He was sacked due to job malpractices and it will be resolved by the governor maybe,” Jonglei told The Nation Mirror when reached for a comment.
However the suspension of Nhial Majak seems to have been catalyzed by the recent feud between him and the state local government and law enforcement minister Wal Athieu over a piece of land that the Mayor claimed to be his but the minister objected saying that the land belonged to the state government.
The plot whose size is not known was used for the State market during the Arab regimes but later it was vacated for other purposes.
Majak was later seen trying to build a small structure on the disputed hence prompting nearly what ‘physical fight’ between him and the minister. “The Mayor was nearly fighting the minister on the ground,” an eye witness said.
When asked several days after the incident, the Mayor said he was attacked in his land by the minister who he said was walking with his body guards and was told to cease what he was doing on the plot.
“I was attacked and this is a land I have documents for and everything, I applied for it in 2013, I did everything in the same year and I was given the land in 2014,” he said.
He claimed to have gotten the documents from the former commissioner of Bor County Dr. Agoot Alier. However Agoot later denied ever authorizing the transfer. “I gave Nhial a plot of land somewhere else but not in the government premises, which land does not belong to the County administration but to the state authorities.” Agoot said.
“I will not talk to the media please, wait till I have something to say,” Wal said on phone over the weekend.
The Upper Nile Times