Jonglei and Pibor reiterate commitment to peace

Caption "Jonglei governor Denay Chagor (center) and GPA chief administrator Lokali Amea (Left) addressing media in Bor

The Greater Pibor Administrative Area and Jonglei State have recommitted fostering peace and security among their local populations by improving working relations and implementing agreed resolutions.

The commitment was made during a meeting held in Bor town yesterday, between Chief administrator Lokali Amae and Jonglei governor Denay Jock Chagor.

Denay Chagor told reporters he agreed with his counterpart from Pibor to improve working relations to forge peace in the region.

“Today, we meet here again to finally sign a peace agreement that we have all been doing locally. This peace has been homegrown. It started in Pieri, and today, we signed it side by side. We have to keep the government accountable.” Chagor said

The chief Administrator for the Greater Pibor administrative area, Lokali Amea, hopes to restore peace among the communities.

“We came together as the governments of Jonglei and Greater Pibor because we are committed to peace,” Amea said

Amea further stated that his government is engaging the youth and community leaders to hand abductees. He called the Jonglei Authority to apply the same policy of engagement to ensure people abducted reunite with their families on both sides.

In May this year, representatives of Lou Nuer, Dinka Bor, and the Murle, made during a 10- day grass-root peace conference concluded in the Pieri area in Uror County of Jonglei State.

The delegates agreed on returning all those abducted from all the communities, ending violence, allowing for free movement of traders, and punishing those found in defiance of peace conference resolutions.

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