Governor Ngor turns heat on MPs for snubbing fundraiser

Governor Ngor turns heat on MPs for snubbing fundraiser

Governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Tong Akeen Ngor addresses Aweil students studying at Upper Nile University at Nyakuron Cultural Centre, Juba  [Photo: GPU]      

The governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Tong Akeen Ngor, accused the national Members of Parliament hailing from his state of failing to attend the Aweil students’ fundraising event held in Juba.

Speaking at a fundraising event organised by Aweil Students’ Association at Upper Nile University on Sunday at the Nyakuron Cultural Centre, Governor Ngor questioned why the lawmakers snubbed the event.  

“Where are the National Members of Parliament?  Where are they?   You did not invite them to attend the event.  They are here in the banner. Why are they not coming? This is the work of Members of Parliament. If they did not attend such an event like this, then what are they representing?” Ngor posed.

Governor Ngor argued that National Members of Parliament are supposed to attend the events organised by their students to show that they are people’s representatives.   

“Why should it be me coming from the state to attend an event in Juba? Is it how it should be done? What is this?  This is not good,” he lamented.

Ngor said that there are issues that need the attention of the leaders from Northern Bahr el Ghazal State such as the influx of the children from their state in the streets of Juba.

“We have many children on the streets here in Juba. These need good decisions from all of us. We need to sit down and discuss what we should do for them including disabled people from our state,” he said.

“It is not the responsibility of state government alone because they always sneak into the capital through Warrap State routes, not the route well known that passes through Bahr-Mayen to Wau, they could have stopped,” he added.

 Ngor further told state government critics to stop turning their eyes on the gubernatorial seat when there are bigger issues that need collective effort from the people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State.

According to him, the gubernatorial seat is not going anywhere, “it belongs to the citizens of Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and no one will come from another state to take over.”   

“I may leave it today and the next person will come from Northern Bahr el Ghazal State. No one would be brought from another state to replace me. It belongs to you. So, it should not be the talk on the streets and social media platforms. I did not take it by force.  And it cannot be taken by force,” Ngor warned

The Aweil Students’ Association at Upper Nile University organised a fundraising event at Nyakuron Cultural Centre.  Governor Ngor contributed SSP 6,000,000 to the students’ association.  

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