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Yirol West County

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2014/03/18 A water-piping system serving 30,000 people is handed over to Yirol County authorities. It was a project of UN-Habitat. A community resource centre by UNDP is also handed over. Snippet
2014/03 Roads and telecommunications with a major hospital in Lakes (Mapourdit) remain very poor despite government promises. People resort to climbing trees in order to communicate. Snippet
2014/03 Mapourdit Hospital (Yirol West County) receives patients from four states (Lakes, WES, Warrap and WBGS). It is run by the Catholic church. Snippet
2013/10/08 The torture by lashing of 23 uncharged detainees, and various abuses in office by the commissioner of Yirol West County, are alleged in a press release from Yirol West Youth Union in Juba. This follows the incident at Yirol Boys Primary School on 27th September. The press release also argues that the legitimate work of the local MP, David Deng Athorbei, is being prevented by the commissioner and the acting state governor. Snippet
2013/10/06 The Lakes State governor sets up an investigation committee into the recent disturbances and controversial arrests in Yirol West County, saying they should be seen as a personal case between the county commissioner, Colonel Majak Ruei, and MP David Deng Athorbei. Snippet
2013/10/03 Local government administrative unions send letter of protest and appeal to the acting governor of Lakes State, after Yirol West county commissioner orders (apparently illegally) the arrest and detention (possibly involving torture) of county administrators, teachers and students. This follows violent protests after MP David Deng Athorbei was prevented from addressing a meeting. It is also reported that the commissioner attempted to transfer 14 of the prisoners to Rumbek Central County, but the vehicles turned back due to 'pressure from top authority in Juba'. Snippet
2013/09/27 to 2013/09/30 The Lakes State government apparently tries to stop a meeting being addressed by MP and former minister David Deng Athorbei. Deng returns to Juba, but there are then demonstrations and damage to the county commissioner's office, resulting in many arrests, of teachers and administrators as well as youth. Snippet 1234
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