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State minister of agriculture: hunger hits Eastern Equatoria

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by Ijoo Bosco

February 24, 2011 (TORIT) - The state minister of agriculture in Eastern Equatoria, Jerome Surur says over 380,000 people are affected of hunger in the state

Jerome Surur (ST)

Surur says the people affected have become more vulnerable and are in need of immediate assistance in order to bridge the extended hunger season normally experienced between April and June.

The state minister added that in a report released by Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Health Organisation and the food assessment mission to Southern Sudan indicates that Eastern Equatoria is one of the five states are of concern.

The report also indicates that Eastern Equatoria has food deficit of 42,777MT, which by implication means about 95,600 people in the state are severely food insecure and 259,220 are moderately food insecure.

The minister added that there were a number of factors that caused the food insecurity within the state, among them: the green grasshoppers that attacked Magwi county; birds in large number destroying grains in the greater Kapoeta; floods in Lafo Lopa destroying crops in the field especially in Pari land; plus fire being set by the unknown people, burning hundreds of plots of sorghum in Magwi and Ikwoto counties.

Surur added that moderate food insecure populations are also vulnerable and at risk of becoming severely food insecure during this period, if their livelihoods are not protected and supported.

Jerome says with the hunger period progressing, sales of livestock are likely to increase, creating the conditions under which declining livestock price and increasing cereal prices could produce a trade crisis.

(ST)

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  • 25 February 2011 07:21, by H5N1

    Minister,
    what can you do when all the Moneys have looted to foreign countries by Dinkas (AKA Food warriors)? nothing!
    now advise your state to be patient till we get rid of this incompetents after we fully get our independent. we will get rid of them once and for all using any means necessary.

    I’m so sorry for you mr Minister. thats how Food warriors behave. more talk no substance!

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    • 25 February 2011 09:03, by mathem jech amer

      H5N1

      Very foolish Dinkaphabia patient. Please just go to Juba Teaching Hospital where Dinkaphabia patients are treated. Are there any Dinka Ministers in Eastern Equatoria to loot your money?

      It is just you felt shame and having nothing to talk about, because your Dinka father left you when your mam was pregnent.

      Last year You and your friends such as Big-Logic-Boy, Busta 2, Taposa Boy and other stupid boys from Equatoria complained that Upper Nile and Jonglei states are depending on relief food. Why are you requesteing relief food now from NGOs?

      Shame on you especially Latukas, Taposas, Buoyas and Didinkas who used to ambush vehicles between Torit and Kapoeta due to greed.

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      • 25 February 2011 17:11, by Omoni Atari

        ya E.EQUATORIA ENEMY ,
        The above tribe you mentioned are your heroes during the movement of Garang and his boys from Bor.
        No nobody need help of food from Dinka who does not even know how to cultivate. They are lazy asses people in sudan as whole after Toposa.
        Mr. Idiot come to Didinga mountains and see with your naked ugly eyes and face. Didinga are able to produce enough food for all the neighbouring communities compare your land which is always full of flood and war with Nuer ,murle and within Dinka.

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  • 25 February 2011 08:09, by Jeti

    Shame on you, Mr. Jerome Surur!!

    You are a failed minister of Agriculture who likes crying like a child because of hunger. Don’t sit back waiting for help from other states. You need to educate your primitive people on how to farm and produce their own foods. This time, there are no Arabs you used to depend on for foods. South Sudan needs hard-working people that do not depend on others.

    For hunger is not Arab anymore that will need Dinka to eradicate it. It needs you Equatorians to fight it.

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    • 25 February 2011 09:03, by Peter Elia Kuzee

      JETI,
      You are the only dinka with tail and your face was cutted into sevaral parts,now you are coffused, not knowing what you are saing.

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    • 25 February 2011 12:59, by Gang-Bang

      This madafucker doesn´t know what he is writting. Please shut up ur rotten mouth bitch son. Ugly human/tribe on earth. You need to understand the article before typing your shit.

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    • 25 February 2011 17:24, by Omoni Atari

      Jeti,
      your hatred against Equatorians is nothing to us since you are just piece of shit,you are just a handkerchief use for wiping sweats.
      We have everything in our land,security is good as wel as agriculture productions,
      What happened in E.E.state now is just natural desater and not man-made cause.so we dont blame anyone.
      We are more civilized than Dinka in term of making decision of food security in our communities here.
      We will never ever need help from Dinkas state,apart Nuer’s state,and mostly within Bor town/administration.

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      • 25 February 2011 23:21, by Ito

        Brothers, you have all said all. There are always people who have bad intentions against equatorians and will never appreciate what Eastern equatoria has contributed to the movement. Especially the latukas since 1955, they are always active. They are not big in number but their contribution to the movements is equivalent to that of the largest tribes in southern sudan and this is true.

        I also thank the late hero Dr. John Garang for acknowledging the contribution of Latukas. Garang said in 1984 in October while standing closing to late father of southern problem Joseph Oduho that I as leader of spla will give weapons to Latuka because they are true nationalists and liberators. They fight without fear.

        I also thank the people of southern Kordofan state for witnessing the intense contribution of Latuka soldiers under the zonal command of Ongere general Modi Galerio.

        I advise you to not waste your time answering to the comments of those who don’t know history. They are time wasters, if you want to know the true history, go and ask educated people and commanders who were long been in the movement.

        I hope that the United nations will look seriously into this matter and supply temporary assistance to the e equatorian people. Otherwise we are great cultivators and civil wars since 1955 upto spla immensely depended on us for food.

        God bless.

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  • 25 February 2011 23:40, by Mr. godfather master of reality

    Dinka’s government will never help you

    my call to you is tell your people of eastern Equatorians
    to unite and fight the Dinka’s

    your people will continue to face the Hunger
    if Dinka’s are still in eastern Equatoria

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