April 16, 2012 (JUBA) – The Anyuak ethnic group have announced that their new King, Akwai Agada Akwai Cham, will be inaugurated on 25 April in the tribe’s traditional palace in Otllo village in Pochalla County of South Sudan’s Jonglei State.
King Adongo Agada Akwai Cham (Photo: Anuak Justice Council)
John Joseph Bulla, a member of the Anyuak Kingdom’s organising committee, informed the media of Cham’s crowning on Monday.
Bulla, who is also the chairman of Land Infrastructure Committee in Jonglei State’s parliament, told the press that invitations had been sent to levels of the South Sudanese government this week. He also noted that Shilluk King from Upper Nile State is expected to attend.
Akwai Agada Akwai Cham will be the 24th head of the Anyuak Kingdom. He replaces his brother, King Adongo Agada Akwai Cham, who died in November 2011 in Nairobi.
King Adongo is remembered by the Anyuak community for the development packages he brought to the Anyuak Kingdom before his death.
The new King will play an important role in bringing development to Anuyak areas as well as resolving border issues with neighbouring groups, Bulla said.
Pochalla County is situated in eastern Jonglei State, borders Ethiopia where some Anuyak also live. The area has
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