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Paul Malong group denies calling for targeted sanctions on Bol Mel and other senior government officials

Juba, South Sudan

July 16, 2021 —The leadership of South Sudan United Front/Army under the former Chief of General staff of SSPDF, Gen. Paul Malong Awan has denounced the letter which has been circulated on media purporting Malong’s call for International community to impose sanction on CEO of Africa Resources Corporation, Benjamin Bol Mel.

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Paul Malong Awan, Leader of the South Sudan United Front (photo credit: Citizen TV Kenya)

This comes a month after a document bearing the signature and name of SSUF/A leader Gen. Paul Malong Awan had been circulating on social media purporting Malong’s appeal to International Community to sanction on military-businessman.

According to the statement extended to Nyamilepedia, SSUF/A Spokesperson, Chol Duang Chan dismisses the claim and termed it as “untrue” and says his Boss did not write such a statement.

“The office of SSUF/A would like to clarify the statement (dated June 9, 2021)whose title is” call for sanction of Bol Mel, CEO of ARC”

“We wish to inform the public that Gen. Paul Malong Awan did not author the said letter seeking sanctions on Benjamin Bol Mel, the CEO of Africa Resources Corporation, ARC which is constructing the Juba road”, SSUF/A Spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Nyamilepedia.

Chan stated that the letter was not true and he suspects their former members to be behind the forgery whom he said have ran away with stamps and letterheads adding that SSUF/A does not have intentions to target businesses nor individuals but they are mainly focusing on the issues to do with politics, judiciary, social and economy in the country.

“There is no way that letter could’ve been written by SSUF/A Chairman or any other office, as our agenda is aimed at political, constitutional, judicial and socio-encomic reform”, he emphasized in the statement.

“The SSUF/A has no reason whatsoever to target businesses, individuals or companies involved in the development of the country.” Chand concludes.

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