• Merio Jimmy

Night curfew declared in Torit


Merio Jimmy, Juba Following the demonstrations by the Monyomiji inside Torit town on Wednesday 30th June 2021 on Wednesday in Torit County, Eastern Equatoria State Security Committee in an extraordinary sitting, after an extensive and elaborate study of the situation, recommended the following measures; 1. The Government of Eastern Equatoria State strongly condemned in the strongest terms possible, the call to the UN agencies and NGOs to leave Torit worn within 72 hours. The Government will never accept such destructive statements, from anybody who is bend to destabilize our State. Nobody in Eastern Equatoria State is allowed to issue such ultimatums to any group, except the Sovereign Government of the state. 2. The Government call on the UN agencies and NGOs to remain calm. The government is fully committed to providing adequate security to the UN agencies and NGOs operating in Torit County. 3. The government has declared a dusk to dawn curfew only for the town of Torit, starting from 7:00PM to 6:00AM. Nobody is allowed to be moving in Torit town at that time. 4. Gatherings, parties and traditional dances of all sorts have been banned in Torit town indefinitely. Anybody intending to do so should get an approval from the Police Service. Failure to get an approval will lead to stringent punitive measures. The issue of the Monyomiji has been handled by the Government from time to time, even the Vice President Mama Rebecca Nyadeng de Mabior, during her meeting with stakeholders in Torit, on the matter had requested the Monyomiji to come to Juba for further deliberations on their complaints. 2. We called on the UN agencies and NGOs to remain calm. The government will provide protection to the NGOs 3. The Government has declared a dusk to dawn curfew from 7pm-6am, only in the town of Torit. Nobody is allowed to be moving in Torit at that time 4. Gathering, parties and traditional dances of all sorts have been ban indefinitely. Anyone who want to have a gathering should get approval from the police to do so. This issue of Monyomiji has been handled from time to time, and even the Vice President Nyadeng had told the Monyomiji to come to Juba for further deliberations.

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