Home | News    Wednesday 26 August 2020

South Sudan’s NDM supports protests in Melut for cleaning oil spill and services

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 26, 2020 (JUBA) - The National Democratic Movement (NDM) Wednesday voiced its support for the demand of Paloch people clean the negative impact of oil on the environment and to provide them social services.

South Sudanese soldiers stand during President Salva Kiir’s visit to an oil refinery in Melut, Upper Nile State, South Sudan on November 20, 2012 (Getty Images)

The residents of the oil-producing area of Paloch in Melut County of the Upper Nile State have staged a protest movement since Monday calling on the oil companies to build roads, health facilities and to clean the environmental damage caused by the oil production.

Besides the corporate social responsibility, the peaceful youth protesters further call to the area right to benefit from the revenue of oil produced in their area.

In a statement signed by its leader Lam Akol, the NDM said it supports the "legitimate demands" of the population of the oil-producing areas.

"Our government is obliged to pay 5% of the revenue accruing from oil production in a State to that State, and specifically, more than half of that amount must be paid to the area in the State that produces the oil," said the NDM.

"The demands of the demonstrators are simple: provision of healthcare, clean water and following healthy ways to dispose of the contaminated water resulting from oil production. Who can be against such basic rights?"

The oil of Melut area has contributed to the economic growth and development in South Sudan which is one of the most oil-dependent countries in the world.

However, there is no treatment facility for the high level of water produced by oil production. This contaminated water and accidental spills have negatively impacted the environment.

The government in Juba has been in vain advised to tap the product gas, to treat polluted water and to have a monitoring mechanism to detect oil spills and sound spills management system.

The NDM called on protesters to keep advocating peacefully for their demands and urged the government to "heed to these legitimate demands and promptly provide these basic services".

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 27 August 15:10, by Nueri Dial

    False Vow?



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


South Sudan: On Right of Access to Information and Media 2020-09-19 15:01:51 By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi South Sudan’s Right of Access to Information Act, 2013, in Section 35, enshrines the following: 1- The Minister (Minister responsible for Information and Broadcasting) (...)

Is the Juba Peace Agreement a Turning Point for Sudan? 2020-09-15 18:48:43 By Dame Rosalind Marsden Sudan is looking towards a brighter future after the initialling of the Juba peace agreement on August 31, an important first step towards bringing peace to the conflict (...)

South Sudan’s R-ARCSS: Two years on 2020-09-15 12:45:54 By: Dr Lam Akol Two years ago this day the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) was signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The war-weary (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.