Brigadier General Lojore Takes Charge
The newly-elected greater kapoeta State Governor Brigadier General Louis Lobong Lojore yesterday took over office with a pledge to attain peace and development in the state.
10 feb 2016
Greater kapoeta State Governor Brigadier General Louis Lobong Lojore.
By Lomukunyo Louis Lobong lojore
Kapoeta,10 feb 2016– The Governor-elect took the oath of office before the state lawmakers at a colorful ceremony presided over by the acting president of the High Court Justice Arfakchad Boyoy at the toposa Hall ,kuleo hotel.kapoeta.
“I would like , on my own behalf , my family , the Lojore family, friends and the entire leadership of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement(SPLM) , to express my sincere appreciation to all the people of greater kapoeta State for giving me the mandate to preside over the affairs of this historic state for the next Two years”, he said.
He assured the state citizens that his administration will work together to bring everybody on board for the sake of development.
“The Government will not belong to me or the Lojore family but to the people of greater kapoeta State and I therefore call for everyone’s cooperation in order to attain development”, he said.
Tens of thousands of citizens drawn from all the eight counties of the state attended the function as were representatives of judiciary, international non-governmental organisations operating in the state, other political parties in the state and religious leaders among others.
A vibrant procession accompanied by convoys of cars including the state caretaker government’s vehicles, motorists, boda boda operators and traditional dancers from different ethnic communities, snaked its way from the SPLM state secretariat office to the secretariat office of the state government and through to kuleo hotel toposa Hall.
The swearing-in that was to be conducted inside the toposa hall was held outside due to the huge number of attendees.
.The elder son of the Lojore family ,Lomukunyo Louis lobong Lojore called upon the feuding ethnic comunities especially the didinga,to reconcile and contribute to the state development .the Lojore family will help the people of greater kapoeta in Any way they can .Lomukunyo Louis said.
At the same time, the current speaker echoed to Lomukunyo louis’s sentiments and said the remaining months to the post elections should be utilised to reconcile feuding communities across South Sudan.
The new Speaker pledged to unite all legislators as well as to advocate for their welfare as they serve the state residents.
He requested the incoming Governor to provide security to all legislators as they go about their state duties.
The occasion was witnessed by jubilant state residents among other guests.