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Council Of States Security Guards Ate Drugged Food Because They Were Hungry!

By Deng Kiir Akok

The public learned on the news on Monday, July 4, 2016 that the Upper House of parliament (The Council of States) was robbed in the hours of Sunday morning resulting in the loss of 200,000 South Sudanese Pounds. These thugs were believed to have used four local girls (South Sudanese) to feed the security guards with drugged food.

The security guards were thought to be empty stomaches since they accepted to eat from the strangers' food which left them unconscious. One is said to have died later in the hospital. This was not the first time for criminals to give the guards drugged food to make them sleep and so they do whatever they would want to do at that institution.

The question is how do these robbers always feed our security guards with drugged food? It's because they always find them hungry. I wish There's day such culprits are caught while bringing drugged food to the security guards.

What we always get when listening to the news is that, " secu…

Our Country Needs More ' Lukaks '

By Deng Kiir Akok

On June 14, 2016, Jubek State primary and secondary school teachers  warned and said would go on strike should the state government didn't meet their demands within three days time. Their demands include payment of two months' salary, rents and clothing allowances.

But, before things could had gotten out of hands for Jubek State and for the ministry of education in particular, a prominence businessman and patriot called " Ladu Lukak " helped the situation by giving loan of 5.5 million South Sudanese Pounds. He meant the loan to pay teachers and medical staff, citing that he values the student's future of a better South Sudan.

To look at what Mr. Lukak did, I as a parent of a child, he got back to school by making teachers' salaries be paid, congratulated him. He showed his solidarity by making salaries payment for state's teachers and medical staff possible. Yin ca leec (in Dinka meaning, I thank you) Mr. Lukak though the state governme…

A Buyer or Seller, Blackmarketers Don't Know Their Customer

By Deng Kiir Akok

According to Investopedia, black market is an economic activity that takes place outside government-sanctioned channels. In the financial context, the biggest black market exists for currencies in nations with strict currency controls, the website added.

Last week, a friend of mine told me he had $100 USD (United States Dollar) and he wanted to sell it. He was busy with his office and couldn't make it to Juba town where he can get a dealer in dollar to buy his item. Since he himself could not come to town, he told me he would send someone with that money so I could sell that dollar for him.

But before I do anything about his dollar, I have to tell him the exact price on that day black market exchange rate who later I didn't do so. After he instructed me what to do and what not, I left a certain place I was taking tea and rush to black marketers that used scatter around Ivory bank, Buffalo bank, Jubadit store, just to mention the few. I was there to acquaint m…