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Lakes state athletic team win Wau schools cup

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By Manyang Mayom

August 19, 2010 (RUMBEK) - Lakes state athletic team has won the Western Bahr El Ghazal state inter-school competition in Wau.

Rumbek residents were woken early on Monday when the sports teams marched to the governors’ office holding the cup.

The Lakes state governor publically congratulated the boys and girls for winning the gold award at a reception held in their honor.

Speaking at the reception of Lakes State Governor Chol Tong Mayay said, “I am proud of you sport team of Rumbek athletic for your wonderful well done job.”

He told the crowd that he hoped the government would, “pay serious attention to support sporting activities here in Lakes state.”

“I will do all my best to support sports activities and this is off course the sign that Rumbek is recovering from wrong stages into good image stages which is signaling peace through sporting activities is achieve today,” said Chol.

Governor Chol said that this was a “sign that Rumbek is recovering from suppression”.

This is the first time Lakes state has won the athletics cup since the north-south peace deal was signed in 2005.

Lakes state Gender & Human Right Affairs advisor, Adak Costa Mapuor, emphasized the importance of the achievement especially for the girls.

Adak said that women needed to be given a larger role in peace mediation to reconcile communities that are experiencing conflict.

He also said that the Sudanese culture suppresses women and that parliament should legislate against such discrimination.

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  • 21 August 2010 05:57, by Grader

    Governor Chol,

    You are a hardworking man and you need hardworking people such as Madong to help you carry out tasks.

    BM proved to be a successful sports manager, coach and mentor during the war and he deserves to be given opportunity to serve us too in peace time.

    If he were to be from other states he would have been Sports minister 5 years ago

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    • 21 August 2010 09:05, by Mou Magok

      Congratulations to all players for getting that initiative,I wish next time you will d the best for Lakes State.

      God bless you all

      Cheers

      Yirolboy

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  • 21 August 2010 15:26, by Wal P Muoranyar Biet

    Back to the top again! When the use to say Wau nahr, which mean Wau fire, Rumbek was the fuel which kept that fire alight. Now boys and girls, let it shine again in Chuibet, Rumbek and Yehrul, sometimes misspell by foreigners as Yirol.

    I’m so, so proud of you!

    Long live Aramweer State: also known as Lakes State by foregners

    Wal Muoranyar Biet

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  • 21 August 2010 15:53, by makuei

    Well, some may celebrate this triumph, but the loss the members of these teams encounter is never metioned. They are pupils and students who are pulled out of schools and sent to tournaments. Their friends back in school continue to excel in academics and these poor guys are later shamelessly promoted automatically without passing exams. Call it bull dozing and not real competence. Is good to have empty minds among us?

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