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Jonglei Governor: Community meetings a "nucleus for peace”

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December 28, 2012 (BOR) – Jonglei state governor, Kuol Manyang, has described ongoing community conferences in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, in which a Bor commnity leader was elected, as the foundation for peaceful co-existence in the troubled state.

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Ajuoi Magot, speaking to the press. He was elected unopposed to lead Bor community, Bor, Jonglei, December 28, 2012 (ST)

Manyang opened and closed the Bor and Anyuak community meetings taking place in venues less than a kilometre from each other in Bor. 

At Central Star hotel, a 16-member committee was elected on Friday to lead the Bor community after a three-day meeting. Ajuoi Magot was elected, unopposed, after other contenders withdrew from the race.

Five payams [districts] within Bor county, where the body has its jurisdiction, selects three members each to the body, known as the Bor community committee.

The Anyuak community of Aboko county met in the nearby South Sudan hotel for a peace conference. The Anyuak conference ends on Saturday.

Speaking to the press, Magot said his task is to continue dialogue with neighbouring communities for peaceful co-existence.

“We hope the government will act to restore stability in Jonglei state so that our people can go back to the villages and are engaged in farming,” said Magot.

Jonglei state is home to six different ethnic communities that rely on cattle as their main source of livelihood. This, coupled with the proliferation of small arms in the wake of more than two decades of civil war, has made cattle raiding a particular problem in the state.

A disarmament exercise launched by president Salva Kiir in March 2012 alongside the Jonglei community peace conference has failed to fully eradicate the cattle raiding issue.

However, Manyang described the situation in 2012 as “much better” than in previous years.

Magot said the role of the community unions is to “speak to the county commissioner, state and national government on social, political and development issues affecting the masses.”

The outgoing Bor community leader, Deng-tiel Ayuen Kur, is the member of parliament representing Bor North constituency in the national assembly. Ayuen led the committee since 2006 till he was elected in 2010 to Juba on the governing Sudan People’s Liberation Movement ticket. 

Manyang opened and closed both meetings describing them as a “nucleus for peaceful co-existence” in the ethnically diverse state. 

"If each community leaves peaceful and yearns for peace, the whole state will be stable," Manyang told a closing session of Bor leaders on Friday.

There are six tribes in Jonglei state including Dinka, Nuer, Anyuak, Jie, Kachipo and Murle. The pastoralists Murle, Dinka and Nuer have long engaged in violent cattle rustling.

In January the UN expressed concern about the plight of more than 120,000 people displaced by conflict in Jonglei.

(ST)

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  • 29 December 2012 08:03, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    I don’t think that one community will bring peace in Jongie State whether the like it, the other communities will distroy it by any mean because killing it become a good stly in Jonglie.

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    • 29 December 2012 14:44, by Ahmed Chol

      I think it is time for Kuol Manyang to leave governorship in the next election. He has tried since 2007 and nothing has changed. It is time for him to leave unless he is there to serve Kiir agenda only not the people anymore.

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      • 31 December 2012 00:30, by Never

        Omer Chol!
        That is a worth’s thing always for the people who do not understand the words to be flow what people talk about.
        This meeting was held in Jongelei state have no link with government election for coming year if you are not mindless animal.

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  • 29 December 2012 09:05, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

    Dear Governor Kuol Manyang
    You are a hard working governor. Please treat peace lovers & violence lovers differently. You can do this by giving more incentives to Anuak+Kachipo+Jie people. Building more schools+clinics+roads in thier counties. However, Dinka+Murle+Nuer = no schools+roads+clinics. Peace lovers= development. violence lovers=no development. Disarment alone is not enough.Reform police

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    • 29 December 2012 09:25, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

      continuation:let peace lovers enjoy the fruit of peace. let cattle thieves pay the price. Dismiss some of your commissioners. Reform your State security.Your State has the best prison in South Sudan but criminals are not in prison. Reform wages they are too low in your State. Have many agricultural projects for your State.Waiting for oil resumption = more insecurity in your State.Thanks dear G.Kuo

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  • 29 December 2012 10:06, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Dear piny Amac. did u heard it one day Governor Kual visited Kashipa and Jier areas after CPA? Governor just knewn the Kashipa area during the time that he was given Kashipa Marks like dinka to colaniazed them and took the Suma that any one who got this sign/Dinka marks is a good man and u can call youself Suma Dinka. this is a hard work of Manyuok that we known dear in Jonglie State.pls ask ot

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  • 29 December 2012 10:22, by Pinyin Gatkuoth

    Dear Jonglie communities I known u that ur are good people if there is no influent from politician, like the way that Manyjuok did to Murle youths, while the weapon that was given to youths by Kuol that coused the big problem in Jonglie. If u decide a peace don’t include the politician and I hope that peace will bring fruits in Jonglie State either Anuak,Nuer,Surma,Dinka and Jier just the chiefs

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    • 29 December 2012 18:52, by ngadodo

      Mr:Kuol Manyang, opened and closed the Bor and Anyuak community meetings talking. his playing minds of Anyuak People how come he jump over Murle and going to make peace Between Dinka Bor and Anyuak meanwhile he didn’t able to make peace between Murle and Dinka Bor. His want to repeated mistake which he was distributed Guns to Murle neighbours in orders to finished in 2011, his mad dog of Dinka Bo

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    • 29 December 2012 18:54, by ngadodo

      Mr:Kuol Manyang, opened and closed the Bor and Anyuak community meetings talking.his playing minds of Anyuak People how come he jump over Murle and going to make peace Btn Dinka Bor and Anyuak meanwhile he didn’t able to make peace between Murle and Dinka Bor. His want to repeated mistake which he was distributed Guns to Murle neighbours in orders to finished Murle pple in 2011, his mad dog of Di

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  • 29 December 2012 22:03, by Ojal

    Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus
    Your comment sounds good, however, in South Sudan and in particularly Jonglei State peace dividends are enjoy by violence lovers since their violence behavior and actions always draw attention of the government in which government respond by providing little services, but peace lovers are sleeping dogs that don’t deserve any meager of peace dividends. I think, the killing

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  • 29 December 2012 22:03, by Ojal

    I think, the killings in Jonglei State are mentoring and coaching toward full attainment of human civilization, and should be encouraged until Jonglei citizens become civilized and value human lives like any civilized human being in the 21st century today.

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