Jubek State

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Jubek State
State
Location of Jubek State in South Sudan
Location of Jubek State in South Sudan
Country  South Sudan
Capital Juba[1]
Number of Counties 14[2]
Government
 • Governor Augustino Jadalla Wani
Population (2014 Estimate)
 • Total 492,970

Jubek State is one of the states of South Sudan, located within the in the Equatoria region. It contains the national capital, Juba, which is also the largest city in South Sudan. The state borders include Yei River State to the southwest, Amadi State to the west, Terekeka State to the north, and Imatong State to the east. [3]

History

On 2 October 2015, the president of South Sudan issued a decree establishing 28 states in order to replace the 10 constitutionally established states.[4] The decree established the new states mostly among ethnic lines. A number of opposition parties and civil society groups challenged the constitutionality of the decree, and these actions led to president Salva Kiir to take the decree to parliament for approval as a constitutional amendment.[5] In November the South Sudanese parliament empowered President Kiir to create new states.[6]

Augustino Jadalla Wani was appointed as the governor of Jubek State on 24 December 2015.[7]

Administrative divisions

Jubek State is consisted of fourteen counties. Each county in the state was created and fully implemented on 16 september 2016. The fourteen (14) counties created are Lodu, Luri, Mangala, Gondokoro, Rejaf, Wonduruba, Lobonok, Bungu, Ganji (Ganzi), Dollo, Rokon, Lyria and Oponi. Each county also got its own commissioner, making a total of fourteen commissioners for Jubek State.[2]

Towns and cities

The capital of Jubek state is Juba, South Sudan. Juba is the capital of the entire country of South Sudan. Juba is also the most populous city in the state and country, and the city was also the capital of the former Juba County. Other cities in Jubek State include Gondokoro, Lado, Mongalla, Rejaf, and Rokon. All of these towns were part of Juba County prior to the 2015 decree. [8]

References

  1. ^ "Jubek State calls upon TGoNU to protect traders". The National Mirror. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Jubek Governor Creates 14 Counties, Appoints Commissioners". Gurtong. 17 February 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Jubek State". south-sudan.biz. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Kiir and Makuei want 28 states in South Sudan". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2015-12-08.
  5. ^ "Kiir pressured into taking decree to parliament for approval". Radio Tamazuj. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04.
  6. ^ "South Sudan's Kiir appoints governors of 28 new states". Sudan Tribune.
  7. ^ "South Sudan's President appoints 28 Governors, defies peace agreement". South Sudan News Agency. 24 December 2015. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016.
  8. ^ Juba City: Infrastructure, Services and Environment Archived 2016-09-22 at the Wayback Machine. African Executive (June 21, 2016)

External links

  • Jubek State Governor's Office

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