Lakes

 

Meen Mawut

State Coordinator

Meen Mawut Nyot is South Sudanese by nationality; he was born in 1978 in Rumbek town which is now the capital town of Lakes state. Meen Mawut has worked with the National DDR Commission since 2007 as a Special Need Groups officer for Lakes and later, in 2009, he was promoted as the NDDRC Lakes State Coordinator.

Before working with NDDRC Mr. Meen has worked as a registrar during SPLM DDR interim authority and later with the State Ministry of Finance as an Assistant Inspector for Taxation in the Directorate of Taxation.

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LAKES STATE

Brief Background

During the time when people of South Sudan were still at war, there were only three regions in South Sudan: Upper Nile region, Equatoria region and the Bahr el-Ghazal region.

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which was signed in Naivasha Kenya by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) from the north and the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) from the south, decentralized these three regions into different states. Greater Bahr el-Ghazal was decentralized into four states, including Lakes state.

 

Geography

Lakes state is situated in the eastern part of Bahr el-Ghazal region bordering four states that are Warrap state in the west. Western Equatoria state in southwest, Central Equatoria state in southeast and Unity state in the north part of the state.

The state capital is in Rumbek.

 

Population

The total population of Lakes state is 685,730 people living in various parts of the eight counties under the current ruling of the State Governor, H.E Eng Chol Tong Mayay. There are only six tribes in Lakes state namely Agar, Gok, Jur Beli, Atot, Ciec and Alab.

 

Eight Counties of Lakes

  • Rumbek Central
  • Rumbek East
  • Maper
  • Cueibet
  • Wulu
  • Yirol West
  • Yirol East
  • Awecrial County