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South Sudan IGP releases Intercepted Vehicle donated by Museveni to Lamwo Security

By Ivan Tolit

General Majak Akec Malok, the Inspector of General of Police (IGP) South Sudan last week released a motor vehicle belonging to Padibe Main Market Vendors that was intercepted two months ago in South Sudan.

The vehicle registration number UFH 747T donated by President Yoweri Museveni in March, 2021 to Padibe Main Market vendors to fight poverty.

The vehicle was however, intercepted by South Sudanese bandits who shot and killed a South Sudan business in August, 2022 who had hired the vehicle to transport his goods to South Sudan.

A few weeks later, the vehicle was then recovered from the Bandits by the South Sudanese authority in Ikotos County and parked it at Ikotos County Police Station.

However, following a petition by Geoffrey Orsbon Oceng, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner last week to the inspector General of Police South Sudan due to failure by the Police in Ikotos County to release the vehicle, the Inspector general of Police upon receiving the petition, he ordered for the immediate release of the vehicle and tasked the Ikotos Commissioner to hand over the vehicle to Uganda.

The vehicle was then handed over to Ugandan Authority from Apiriti border post in Lamwo district by the Joseph Kolong, the Commissioner Ikotos County and was received by Geoffrey Orsbon Oceng, the Lamwo resident District Commissioner.

While receiving the vehicle Geoffrey Orsbon Oceng, the Lamwo Resident District Commissioner has applauded South Sudan government for the good gesture by handing over back the vehicle to Uganda authority to serve its purposes.

He said the vehicle will official be handed to vendors after Christmas but he cautioned the vendors to avoid going areas termed deadly to avoid theses inconveniences.

Joseph Kolong, the Commissioner Ikotos County has apologized for the delays and applauded the Ugandan government for always supporting them in peace building.

He has pledged to work with Uganda government to ensure that there is peace along the borders between Uganda and South Sudan to boost trade.

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