Unity State Govt transports over 10,000 returnees from Renk to Bentiu

Renk County: The Unity State government transported over ten thousand stranded returnees from Renk County of Upper Nile State to Unity State's capital Bentiu on Friday, 16th June 2023. 

Unity State Govt transports over 10,000 returnees from Renk to Bentiu
Unity State Govt transports over 10,000 returnees from Renk to Bentiu Image credit: Unity State Facebook page

Renk County: The Unity State government transported over ten thousand stranded returnees from Renk County of Upper Nile State to Unity State’s capital Bentiu on Friday, 16th June 2023. 

The fleet of nine boats sailed from Renk County on Friday through River Nile to Unity State’s capital Bentiu in a coordination effort made by Governor Dr Joseph Manytuil Wejang with his counterpart Governor James Adhok Oyay of Upper Nile State.

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They were speaking to the Press upon their departure at Renk River Port. The State Advisor for Peace and Security and Head of Delegation, Salam Maluit, said they were sent by H. E Lt Gen Dr Joseph Manytuil Wejang to organize and facilitate the transportation of Unity State’ Returnees in Renk County of Upper Nile State

Advisor Salam reaffirmed the commitment of the unity state government to continue Facilitating the transportation of Returnees affected by the conflict in Sudan to rebuild their lives back at home.

On his part, Renk County Commissioner, Kak Padiet Kak, congratulated the government of Unity State for the creditable decision to transport its returnees displaced due to the ongoing fighting in Khartoum from Renk County to their places of origin. Commissioner Padit urged the other state governments to follow the same decision taken by Governor Dr Joseph Manytuil Wejang.

This comes after Governor Dr Joseph Manytuil Wejang sent a State high level delegation comprised of Advisor for Peace and Security Salam Maluit, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Malual Tap Dieu, Chairperson of Human Right Commission, Gattiek Both and Members of Parliament, Nyakenya Yoahnes and Bajuoy Makuet.

Unity State people are happy with the initiative. One of the social media users said, “Such a commendable and symbolic move from the state government this is, but given the recent insecurity that occurred in Upper Nile, there is a need to closely monitor and coordinate with all the relevant authorities in the state and areas along the Nile between Renk and Malakal to ensure safe passage of the returnees.”