The local community in the Tonj area, Warrap State, has the concern of insecurity and poor road connection, which they describe as “challenge.”
The Residents spokes out during the visit of Governor to the area on Friday.
There have been several reports of inter-communal violence triggered by cattle rustling in Tonj. In August this year, the government has suspended the disarmament process due to clashes between the armed youth and the soldiers.
People in Tonj south reiterates demand to improve road and security. Residents also demand accountability and justice for the victim of inter-communal violence.
“Tonj area has spent many months without the judge in the area. This is because of the conflict in the area. So, we are expecting the government to come with a positive result about the judge.”
“There is much chaos in Tonj like insecurity, lack of medicine, flooding, conflict with the neighbors and others, and we are expecting the governor to address all of these issues including opening up the roads in the areas.”
The community urges the government to deploy security forces that can prevent the conflict.
Warrap state governor conducts peace rally in Tonj South on Friday as part of his peace tour to the counties urging the public to promote peaceful coexistent.
Governor Bona Panek and his accompanying delegation meet local leaders such as chiefs, youth, and women representatives.
Panek assured the people of Tonj that security and road maintenance is his government’s top priority.
He warned the communities to stop engaging in communal violence rather than dialogue.
“We have already started the renovation of roads connecting counties, and this visit is part of inspecting roads that are damage to asses and plans how to repair them. We will direct the road companies to work on the damaged roads for easy service delivery,” He said.
This is the Governor’s fourth official tour to Tonj. The meeting is aimed at lecturing the public importance of peace within and neighboring communities.
Panek said that community leaders such as youth, chief, and women representatives have vital roles in maintaining peace to prevail.
“It is to enlighten you on the recent active road projects, security situations of the entire state, and government-led humanitarian efforts toward addressing deconstructions incurred by inhabitants of Tonj South due to the ongoing flooding” Panek stated.
Last month, Governor visited Tonj East and north counties respectively to disseminate peace.
Several fighting between different communities in Tonj has taken place since August. This resulted in the death of many people and others wounded.