Nimule, 17 June 2020; More land saga surfaced up in Nimule after the Dinka Bor wanted to claim their land share in Nimule by force. However, this time this publication has learned with dismay that the new land grabbing practices in Nimule involved President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his deputy President James Wani Igga.
South Sudan Liberty News has learned from a very reliable source that a very secretive land sale deal is being negotiated between nine community members predominantly Madi clans from Anzara Boma and some representatives of president Salva Kiir Mayardit and his deputy James Want Igga.
The land in question occupies part of Anzara and Olikwi in suburbs of Nimule town Council, and is said to be measuring two square kilometers, and is set to be divided one square kilometer each, between president Kiir and his deputy James Wani Igga.
A source with full inside knowledge about the illegal land deal told this publication that the process is now at an advanced stage, anytime soon the parties will sign the deal worth hundreds of thousands of US Dollars.
Several sources whom we spoke to secretly revealed that among the 9 persons who are pursuing the very secretive dirt deal of selling community land without informing the community and the rightful landowners and in contravention of the legal process for land acquisition are Lagu Joseph [locally known as Makpwe], Luka Lowira, Ima Joseph, Opira Joseph Ganyipira, and Anyala. Mr. Anyala is said to be the brother of late Daudi Kiseri, a prominent Madi businessman who was strong advocator and an ally of Dinka Bor IDPs, who was murdered almost five years ago with his business partner Gwanya, in Nimule town according to some sources
Our source revealed that some documents have already reached the office of Payam chief, Alira William. However, the chief refused to sign the documents, saying the documents have come through improper channels. In spite of the chief's refusal to sign the documents, it is said a delegation of the President and his deputy are coming to meet and pressure the chief to sign the documents in question. They are also coming to inspect the land.
According to the local sources, Stephen Ganyipira, Makpwe, Lowira, and Anyala were previously involved in lucrative businesses of land sell, the individuals according to sources are not new in public eyes, they were accused of their illegally selling off community land. These men have also been implicated in giving [or rather selling] Melijo part of Mugali Payam to Dinka Bor settlers who have disguised as internally displaced persons/IDPs