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Jonglei capital overwhelm by floods

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By Philip Thon Aleu

November 10, 2008 (BOR TOWN) – Breaking tradition of flooding in August, September or early October, residents of Bor town were nearly submerged Sunday night by flood that down huts and restrict movement.

Government says an "emergence measure" has been considered.

Pan de Machuor, Pan-gak and Pan de Liet (Bor town suburbs) have been critically hit. Lang-bar 2 and Block Ten too report water commotion in past weeks. Hundreds of people have been affected. Some families, frustrated or have no options, prefer building dykes, though overrun by the increasing water in less than an hour.

Asked for government response to the flood Monday morning, Hussein Mar Nyout – Jonglei State Minister for Local government and the deputy Governor, says there is one appropriate and applicable solution.

"We are talking to ASCOM Company so that they build a dyke [because it can stop water coming]. This is an emergency measure that we have a dyke here," Mar Nyuot told Sudan Tribune at Pan de Machuor where the Nile River is thought to have depressed at its bank.

Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk, flanked by state ministers; Hussein Mar, John Amuor Kuol, Agot Alier Leek, Kengen Jackor and Taban Jouch, survey the area to evaluate the magnitude of the water as well as accessing likely effect on the residents.

"There is nothing we can do apart from building a dyke and open some canals so that water in the residential areas is drain back to the river," Mar lamented. Estimating the effect of last night flood on town residents Nyout says: "A lot of people! A lot of people have been affected and even last night they did not sleep at all."

A woman seated on a chair and resting her feet in water told the touring Government officials that she could not move away despite losing entire residential plot to water. "I will build my dyke with my children using stones," she said.

Remote Counties of Pibor, Pachala, Twich East, Akobo, Khorfulus and Duk as well as the State host County of Bor reported flood this year. Highlighting flood-related impacts, Mar indicates that food production, animals’ diseases and human illnesses have been noteworthy this year.

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  • 11 November 2008 05:59, by GODFATHER!

    Our name Bor was drived out of "flood" and therefore our people should give up.
    If there is any little anyone can do like building dyke then that can help.
    Thanks to leaders for doing their best to ask ascom to help build dyke.

    Another thing the leaders must be keen is food.
    Those who have nothing to eat have to be provided with necessary care.

    Don’t give up Buorkuo!

    GODFATHER.

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    • 11 November 2008 20:01, by wani sebit

      testing by wani!

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      • 12 November 2008 03:19, by DOOR!

        Wani or animal,
        What are you testing on BaaiBor discussion board?
        Before testing anything first ask Madhod to avoid regretting your actions.

        Stop intimidating us with your testing.
        If you want to discuss avoid telling us testing. Testing who?

        simple warning!

        DOOR!

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  • 11 November 2008 05:59, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

    They mis use their land when comes to flood and starving then it is time to escape and grabb someone’e properties. Learn how to manage your land not destroying it and wondering around for better place to settle. Sorry for some people to claim themselves as real people. How can your prove yourseleves as people if you cannot carry afforestation and proper mangement of your own properties. So your escaping to other states for safety so that the arabs can take over your land or what? don’t panic coward go and plant tress, shot the arabs, descipline the murle and have self confidence not ranning like ladies looking for protection. I better allow you with few months to copy some knowledge so that you willl take to protect with your land and properties.

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    • 11 November 2008 07:34, by Abuoi Jook

      Mr logic, i am surprised to realise that you can not differentiate between natural disaster and man made or misuse of land as you retorted it.
      As reported above in the article that the clear cause of flood is the overflow of the Nile waters on the Nile bank near suburb called pan de machuor.
      My astonishment is that" is Nile overflow" a misuse of land in your unknown little tribe?

      Please logic, try to read the article before you pose your illogical and unreasonable comments otherwise you are wasting energy for nothing at all.

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      • 11 November 2008 09:29, by Deng John Ajang

        The government of Jonglei State especially the ministry Physical Infrastructure should try to resettle the affected areas rather than building a dyke because the flood has destroyed buildings.

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    • 12 November 2008 00:06, by Butrus Ajak.

      To this fool that call himself Logic}

      My friend I want to tell you point-blank your chronic hatred and futile speculation towards Dinka and more especially Bor’s people will never and never remove either prevent them from what they are. Land taking is not being discussed in that article, stop diverting and mixing up different issues.

      You are dangerously stupid; you got to accept natural calamity is caused by no one else other than God, if you were logical enough as your name claim how did you miss this fact? There is no misuse of land in that article.

      However, this issue of land-taking that is seen to obsess you all this time round can not be discussed on the website; there is right place to present that. Remember your insult will not prevent Land taking.

      Maguacwum II.

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  • 11 November 2008 08:43, by J.James

    Hi guys

    Please don’t talk to Logic, he is just a dog without tail. I don’t think there is a human being who is happy even if he/she see an animal drowning.

    So let the dog bark all he want because that will not make any difference. I think the more he bark, the more it will make it worst.But people of Jongolei will make it.

    God bless

    From future president

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    • 11 November 2008 09:04, by Mr Famous Big_Logic_Boy

      I don’t even ask anyone to reply me, i don’t deserve any shallow mind wirting. shut your mouth Mr germs future criminal to finish abducting bor. But you better be honest otherwise if your among those night walker for sure you will not approach 2010 because you might get shot like your fellow thieves.

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      • 11 November 2008 11:53, by Samuel Lwal

        Mr Logic just briefly tell me what is the cause of your harted to Bor.You will never and never find peaceful and understanding people like BOR community in South Sudan,and its not bse am from BOR but the must be tell.
        We as Bor we take every things simple bse we are the Mothers and Fathers of NEW BORN NATION Southern Sudan.Wether u insult or not we ignore it.
        Even dogs and cats of Sudan knows our LIGHTING VISION AND PROGRESSING MISSION,God created us for good reason,not ONLY to get satisfy with food & begining vomiting poisonous WORDS like LOGIC. Stop harted.

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        • 11 November 2008 13:34, by muzungu Alfred

          Dear Fellow Sudanese,

          I wounder whether we have this king of creatures in New Sudan. Why are we so emotional by only a word. If you guys are to be rounded I may consider you like a child whose mothers’ food has been eaten and he/she wants to retaliate.

          It look as if you have nothing to do to help the destroyed Sudan.Anyway it is also good for reformation.

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          • 11 November 2008 14:47, by mzalendo

            Dear all, but specially people of jonglei particularly Bor.
            i would like to encourage you to keep your wise and good tactics that is always known world wide, to over come the flood in our blessed area. i would also liked to urge the government of jonglei to play an important role as it is mentioned that the government should seek the ascom to construct dyke. that was good idea.
            to those who are barking and feeling happiness when they heard any thing wrong happened to Bor people, i can’t commend on you, but judge yourselves and put it in your mind, that one day one time, your love of bad news will turn to you. Specially mr. who ever you called yourself up there, pliz behave like a true southerner.
            we as south sudanese, we can suffer together and enjoy together. by the way, you used to claim about the the land grabbing in your so-called equatoria, do you mean that you are the only educated equatorian? other wise stop accusing the blessed people falsely and come back to the way of togetherness such that the development can come to all parts of our southern sudan.

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            • 11 November 2008 20:30, by Qkuaold

              It is evident that John Amuor Kuol and his ASCOM are too corrupt to be entrusted with public appropriations following any tragedies. He should be requested to resign and face prosecution for his illegal sale of Bor land to his clanmen. I was in Bor back in July this year and there was much complaint about this animal called Amuor Kuol

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              • 12 November 2008 04:04, by Nilenda

                Hey Guys, I want to remind you that it was not hard for us to hunt arabs compare to this idiot called Logic. I promise Mr. Logic will give us an apology soon for his evil comments otherwise, I will try my best to track his IP# down within 48hrs. I am in Atlanta,Ga U.S

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  • 12 November 2008 00:04, by Butrus Ajak.

    To this fool that call himself Logic}

    My friend I want to tell you point-blank your chronic hatred and futile speculation towards Dinka and more especially Bor’s people will never and never remove either prevent them from what they are. Land taking is not being discussed in that article, stop diverting and mixing up different issues.

    You are dangerously stupid; you got to accept natural calamity is caused by no one else other than God, if you were logical enough as your name claim how did you miss this fact? There is no misuse of land in that article.

    However, this issue of land-taking that is seen to obsess you all this time round can not be discussed on the website; there is right place to present that. Remember your insult will not prevent Land taking.

    Maguacwum II.

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    • 13 November 2008 14:57, by Joseph Atem

      Jonglei people can join hands with their government and NGOs to control the flood that covered the whole town of Bor

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      • 26 June 2009 04:08, by abel sabit

        dear peoplle whoever make comment in this website’ i would like to tell you that can we please shown some respect in this website. Otherwis you might get lock down as soon as possible. lets say Bor people in southern sudan are well educated why don’t you people just leave this illiterate Logic alone with his stupid brian and go forward for whatever goin to help our home land sudan. thanks

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