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Garang University students face drinking water shortage


By John Actually

April 3, 2011 (JUBA) - Dr. Garang Memorial University students are facing acute clean water shortage in Juba University while conducting their laboratory work.

Established in 2008 in Jonglei state, the University was formerly a branch of the International University of Moldova (ULIM) before it became a Sudanese owned University. Due to a lack of well-equipped laboratories at the university, science students use the facilities at Juba University.

Dr. Garang Univeristy students at Juba University, April 3, 2011 (ST)

Student Union leaders complained to their university administration in Bor before leaving for Juba on 28 March. Dean of students, Majok Kelei pledged to provide water for one and half months, but upon their arrival the situation had not been remedied.

Student Union chairperson, Thon Chol told Sudan Tribune that 47 science students conducting laboratory works in Juba, only have access to unfiltered water from the Nile pumped into the tanks for both drinking and bathing.

Thon said this untreated and unfiltered water from the river is unfit for human consumption saying they were cheated by the university administration.
Top officials of Lil Company, responsible for the provision of food to students said they have no mandate to provide drinking water.

Students appealed to Government of South Sudan MPs and Ministers, particularly: humanitarian affairs minister, James Kok Ruei, minister of parliamentary affairs, Makuei Lueth, information minister, Marial Benjamin, interior minister, Gier Chaung Aloung, Philip Thon Leek, Malek Alier, Deng Dau, Deng Tiel Ayuen to help them of what they described as “harsh conditions”.


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  • 4 April 2011 06:08, by Quol Quot

    Why does this government neglect the Garang university? Those who neglect Garang University are against Garang and thus against God.......

    Quol quot from Muony-jang-dit

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    • 4 April 2011 06:32, by Dr.Agany

      Every state has its own budget and established adminstration to oversee that budget. You need not to come and start appealing to irrelevance authorities. People should learn!!!

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    • 4 April 2011 06:55, by Atem Tuor

      Dear readers:

      Don’t just grab a piece of line and rush your comments. A real reader must questioned the authenticity of any reported news. The writer of this article is using a faked name and non of you have ever seen it. Go and reader it one more time!

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      • 4 April 2011 07:05, by Bol Deng

        John Actually for sure is a nick name but he has been a reporter with Philip Thon in Jonglei for a while.

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    • 4 April 2011 08:56, by Dut Monybor

      Hello my dear GOVERNOR can you provide water system for Jonglei university (Dr Garang ’university)?

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    • 4 April 2011 11:31, by harry

      Dear Sudan Tribune Editors,

      Thank you very much for deleting irresponsible and tribal related comments. I hope you follow this procedure everyday. We would like to see your website free of racism,tribalism, and hate related comments. Again, I can’t thank you enough for excellent and courageous steps you took today. Viva Sudantribune.


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    • 4 April 2011 22:23, by Omoni jr

      Dear readers,
      that is a dinka unversirty,if you there, you will find many student speaking dinka dialect in the class,and not Arabic.
      And most of them are dummies and they can’t even express or introduce themselves in English,
      what a shame!!!!!!.

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      • 5 April 2011 06:43, by Dut Monybor

        Hello Omoni

        You don’t talk of Dinka all the time .If you don’t know what Dinka did for you then you are fool. for us we don’t proud ourself in education. English is not our mother tongue and we know it.

        Dr Garang University is not for dinka ,it is an international uiversity for south sudanese.

        and thank you

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  • 4 April 2011 06:19, by Bol Deng

    The government of Jonglei state and the South Sudan should build some water tape in the existing schools like Dr Garang university and many others. Thanks

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  • 4 April 2011 07:52, by Deng E. Manyuon

    The issue of clean water and sanitation has become a great challenge in all 10 Southern Sudan states. It looks like a simple matter, but a great deal of attention needs to be put on it. My personal sympathy is to those students who have to deal with it.

    The question in this regard is: Should we rely on our Government to address it? Or can we as concerned communities explore other ways to address it?


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  • 4 April 2011 08:51, by Jeti

    I just feel jubilant whenever I hear the name "Dr. Garang University" in South Sudan. I also want many places to be named after him. I understand there will be Dr. Garang International Airport, Dr. Garang National Stadium, Dr. Garang National Hospital and many more. So you who know what Dr. John Garang did for the sake of your freedom must accept his name to be used. Remember a hero like Dr. Garang never dies.

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    • 4 April 2011 09:06, by Shuillk kingdom


      I appreciate your comment mate.
      I would also sugget for our new currency to be name after grang such as 5,000 Grang,2million Grang ..etc,
      also Grand research center & Grang international park,& Grang Airways,& if there is a chance also our country name should be called the "Republic of Grang".i dont mind that.
      Merci béauçoup.

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      • 4 April 2011 09:40, by Hero

        Hi Shiluk Kingdom,

        What’s adamn sarcasm?

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        • 4 April 2011 10:21, by Shuillk kingdom


          I thought you would appreciate that man!
          A great hero like Grang should be remmberd throughout the generations because of what he did(iam not saying other didnt participate)dont misunderstand me,but yeah he is our great ’HERO’ those who dislike this fact got nothing to do but to live with it,Hate it or Love it.
          Merci béauçoup.

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          • 4 April 2011 13:53, by Shuillk kingdom

            Sudantribune editor:

            Thank you very much for deleting such unwanted comments & those who instigate or cause others to respond negatively such as so-called prophet & his likes. You should not only delet their comments , but block them out completly.
            Again my apology to you(Sudantribune editor)if i have responded negativly to any comment here on this site,i wont do it again.iam a peace loving person.
            Merci béauçoup!

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  • 5 April 2011 08:26, by dotcom


    It has come to my attention that some of you guys go far beyond the house rules, by resorting to comments that DO NOT in any way help or serve the interest of our online readers.

    This is a follow up note/warning that,
    we have now taken some tough measures to scrutinize some commentaries and delete them when deemed inappropriate to the topic of the discussion. I have also decided to delete some members with repetitive unprofessional/degrading comments (and thats why you don’t see some members you knew of). We are not in anyway limiting anyone’s freedom of speech, thats why we have given you "wonderful-years-of-anything-goes-comments" since the establishment of this website.

    Please, route for positive and productive commentary to serve the truth and plural idealism for the enjoyment/betterment of all so as to avoid being blocked from accessing these wonderful features that we at ST provided.

    I hope you understand.

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