Citizens on Tuesday held a welcoming celebration for the creation of Yei River State.
Yei paramount chief Lomose urges the citizens to cooperate with leaders to achieve development.
Municipal Mayor Santo Paul Lasuba says the creation of state is a respond of President Salva Kiir to the demands of the people for decentralization system of governance.
Cosmas Lasuba Kasiano, speaker of Yei County Legislative Council, demands President Kiir to put their state number eleven in the list.
Meanwhile, Central Equatoria State Information Minister Emmanuel Adil says the creation of the more states aims at taking services closer to the people.
The minister calls on the citizens of Yei, Lainya, Morobo and Kajo-Keji Counties to work together for the development of the new state.
President Salva Kiir in October issued an order creating Yei River State.