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Western Equatoria governor voted the best in S. Sudan


February 16, 2012 (JUBA) - Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro, governor of Western Equatoria, has been voted the best governor for the 2010-2011 period by a group of religious leaders.

WES governor, Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro January 24, 2012 (ST)

Bakosoro was a senior member of South Sudan’s ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement who contested the 2010 general election as an independent candidate after failing to secure approval of his candidature from the political bureau.

On 31 January Baksoro was selected as the winner. His cited achievements included repairing and building trust amongst political opponents and supporters in the states; spearheading peace and reconciliation; good governance; economic advancement and social stability; improving national security, peaceful co-existence and religious harmony; establishment of the University of Western Equatoria; and collaboratively with the national government pushing access to primary health care delivery.

Speaking in an interview with Sudan Tribune from Yambio, capital of the state, Charles Richard Gbangdingda, a senior executive member of Yangeri youth union, thanked the religious leaders in the state for recognising achievements of the person he described as “young and great leader”.

Gbangdingda said Bakosoro had maintained his commitment to religious tolerance. Despite being a Christian, he can be found at Muslim events; promoting a sense of harmony across the state.

Moses Mangiwai Tade, another native of Western Equatoria and an official in the Government of South Sudan said the report gave Bakosoro high praise, including a reduction in the rate of attacks by the Ugandan rebel group, Lord’s Resistance Army.

Mary William, a native of Western Equatoria, who returned from the Diaspora in Australia, expressed her congratulations to Bakosoro. She added that many members of the Diaspora still maintain an interest in their states.

In December 2011, the South Sudan president Salva Kiir thanked governor Bakosoro and the people of Western Equatoria for maintaining peace in the area. The country’s national legislative assembly speaker, James Wani Igga in February 2012 also appreciated efforts being exerted by Bakosoro in maintaining peace in the area.


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  • 17 February 2012 11:57, by Jervasio O.Okot

    I would like to congratulate the Governor of Western Equatoria State for the recognition of his leadership quality. Such a briliant brain could have been denied if he never contested as an independent candidate during Sudan’s elections. It’s high time for other states to demontrate their leadership and foster good governance in their states. South Sudan needs quality leaders but not dormant ones.

    • 17 February 2012 13:07, by mathem jech amer

      Even George Athor could had done better than Kuol if he was given chance.

      • 17 February 2012 15:39, by Alier42

        You are absolutely right my dear,Kuol is very very busy for his family affairs and innocent people are dying in the hands of the criminals from murle community.it is really very fare from now to 2015 in which the general election will take place ,i know no one will made a mistake to vote for a corruptee like kuol.we do not want an other disaster this time round.

    • 17 February 2012 13:23, by Chol Thon

      Bravo Mr.Governor! He has been voted the best by the people of Western Equatoria.The people of the other states were not there so their governors were not contestants. The title of the article should therefore read ’Western E. Governor voted the best in W.Equatoria’

  • 17 February 2012 12:02, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    Dear, Governor you are now bless with that words from the people of God and needs to change few things as well like the business people who are now saying u have told soome of them to go to their respective state to do trade from there?????

    Do all u can as much to see things for your self and talk to all leaders, by going to their pplaces however small they are or Bomas, it will be a great histor

    • 17 February 2012 12:10, by Robot

      Congratulations Bangasi, you should put more effort now especially in eliminating crooks who seek hiding place in your fertile forest which is suppose to be invested upon and they want to harbor their greedy demands there. thanx you Bakasoro you have won trust of south sudanese.

      • 17 February 2012 12:32, by okucu pa lotinokwan

        Let the WES governor be an Example to other Nine remaiding states, thank you governor Joseph Bakasoro for all your committment,and promises you gave during the Election time.


    • 17 February 2012 12:54, by Mike Mike

      My congatuations to WES Governor Joseph for his efforts by improving the situation of WES people.SS need high profile leaders like hand not just dormants leaders like the other pretenders whom are now controlled all the powers in other States.Joseph put in mind that all those words said by different groups of people are kind of blessing to you and here we are encouraging you to keep on that spirit

    • 21 February 2012 01:41, by DirtyNzenge

      What’s wrong with that if the Governor tell some trouble making individuals to go back to their state of origins and sell their cattle meat there? There is nothing wrong with that, because every tribe in S.sudan has their own land and state where they can trade their "cattle meat"
      Let’s bring Kokkora back in to S.sudan!

  • 17 February 2012 12:06, by Emmanuel Ajang Solomon

    I think u need to listen to your people who work with you to where you are at the moment, but try give them some work inorder to get what they lost during bringing you to power as u very well knew how difficult it was to make to wher u are today,never avoid them but see how u can let the get their lost things through contract???

    I am talking to you as some body who knows what they said about day

  • 17 February 2012 12:47, by Longa

    My thumb is up for Western Equatoria governor for his nomination as the best governor in South Sudan states. What I need you to do, is to poster your quality leadership to your colleagues in the party in Western Equatoria. So that they will follow your steps.

    Viva! Bakasoro

    • 18 February 2012 01:14, by Tambura

      @Longa you should call yourself legs, jumping to my topic other day insulting me. What party you are talking about?it is not about your need, your need is not in agenda even. Never try to answer me again..I warn you already..stay away from this name

  • 17 February 2012 15:06, by morogot batal

    Brig.Gen.Alosio Emor jetuk was the first in south sudan and now Col Bakasoro had been rewarded by the group of religious cominity.miracle. let those who want to loot do.but our leaders are still the teachers of people in all over sudan.

    • 18 February 2012 04:57, by morogot batal

      comrade salfa
      all the independets candidates were pure spla.they reacted and contested as the candidates because of the on flowing of the corruption virusses in the system.can you take the honest of HE,GOVERNER COL. BAKASORO and learn from there something to the future?they were been acused of breaking out of the movement but all those acusation were only for the protection of their corruption act

  • 17 February 2012 15:22, by Freeman

    My Congratulation goes to HE Joseph Bakosoro the Governor of WES for his good governance , Bakosoro can be one example of many honest and qualified sons and daughters of the Republic of South Sudan that were stopped from participating in the development of their beloved country because of their tribes or political color ( The Geneva Convention 1957) .

  • 17 February 2012 16:50, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    Yes, W. Equatoria state could be congratulated for these achievements, however, he has to work hard to settle some of the state communities weakness of not allowing other South Sudanese community members to do business or any jobs there. His relationship with states such as Lakes is not that improved to be convinced that he has maintained security and Peace. He too needs to respect central gov’t.

  • 17 February 2012 18:05, by pabaak

    Joseph Bakosoro proved the party hierarchy that were wrong when didn’t select him to represent the party in WES, and I think that bring question to the system of selection by political bureau, the better way is to allow the public to choose their party representatives through vote, such as the system of selection in the primaries in US.otherwise Bokosoro can compete in next election as a president

  • 17 February 2012 18:28, by SmartBrain

    Congratulations Mr. Governor, teach those bloody thugs in the system who are there to cause confusions among their subjects by promoting corruption, tribalism and nepotism.

  • 17 February 2012 19:52, by Observor Mission

    Dear Mr. Governor Bokosoro, you have done allot on few tinny things listed above but without shutting down the Oil fields of WES from selfish, greedy/corrupt officials, I will never appreciate your tinny achievments. I mean natuaral forest logging. These forest is the only oil of WES and for the generations of South Sudan. Please move to stop this to complete your achievments form.

  • 18 February 2012 05:10, by BM Bol

    Bakosoro for PRESIDENT!!!

    • 18 February 2012 16:11, by morogot batal

      MB BOL

      you are right

  • 18 February 2012 06:02, by NGAANGOLTIIN

    What is it so big or different about Bakasoro or WES? LRA, Dinka parasites with their cows, SPLA corruption road blocks, looting of the forest, poverty and unemployment of the people of WES, especially the youth, etc etc . . . .!! ? His courage to challenge Dinka puppets and that whore Nunu Kumba was the only achievement so far. He needs to fulfill his election campeign promises first

  • 18 February 2012 10:49, by Freeman

    Just wanted to say we are in The Republic of South Sudan , and not in the GOSS , we are now one nation , le us build our country together without that spirit of tribalism let us eradicate that sickness , let us incriminate tribalism in our laws in the recruitment, in the medical treatment and in our way of talking writing and doing things , God bless South Sudan .

  • 18 February 2012 20:41, by panom lualbil

    In regard to MR. Bangasi, I really appreciate religious’ leaders to publicities his commitments to peace and all that to public. This is what gives somebody more courage, enthusiasm when experiencing public talking good on his behave as well as to promotion ppl too. I felt like if these leaders had read my last cmment when West Equatori support shutting of oilpipe freeing us from Nsudan. keepup

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