State officials deny impounding dog meat

State officials deny impounding dog meat

Authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State (NBGS) have refuted reports that the National Security intercepted a truck from Uganda loaded with dog meat heading to its territory from Aweil.

On Wednesday, reports circulated on social media that national security officers had impounded a truck suspected of leaving Uganda with illicit meat.

According to the reports, the truck was seized in Western Bahr el Ghazal State (WBS), but the information could not be confirmed by the WBS authorities as some did not pick up the calls.

However, when contacted, William Anyuon Kuol, Minister of Information and Communication for Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, said he had no idea about the trucks that were heading to Aweil .

“We saw the information circulated on social media, but it may be heading somewhere,” the minister said. “I communicated with security personnel, including police and national security here, but they told me that they had no information about that issue.”

He added that “Maybe it is somewhere, but I am sure if it is coming here; we could have been informed.”

The NSS Public relations Officer, David John Kumuri, was unable to comment on the matter right away but promised to follow up to corroborate the information.

“Let me get back to you. I am still in a meeting. Once done with the meeting, I will call you back,” he said on the first call.

The report alleged the businessman, who was caught with the meat, has been selling them to unsuspecting South Sudanese for years.