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Three S. Sudan governors sign cattle migration accord

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November 5, 2016 (WAU) – Governors from South Sudan’s Tonj, Wau and Gogrial states on Saturday signed an agreement aimed at minimizing and controlling conflict among cattle keepers and farmers in the Greater Bahr-el-Ghazal region.

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Women from a cattle camp walk near Gogrial (Photo Tim Freccia/Enough Project)

Following the [meeting of] top politicians in 2013 to step up management of the implementation of the peace agreement between cattle keepers and farmers, the three governors of Wau, Tonj and Gogrial states met over these
controversial issues during the cattle migration season to lead their communities to peaceful co-existence and to solve conflict related to the movement of cattle in a peaceful manner,” partly reads the agreement.

At the beginning of this year’s cattle migration season, top leaders from the three states discussed and led members of their cabinets to finalize a policy that guides oversight of the implementation of peace accord between cattle
keepers and farmers in the sub-region.

According to the deal, the policy document and budget that
will allow it to be implemented is expected to be discuss by the council of ministers from the three states before end of year.

The agreement further states that the peace agreement between cattle keepers and farmers in Wau’s Bussere payam in 2013, was reviewed and agreed upon in 2014 and that will be debated on this month to see if it meets needs of the farmers and cattle keepers.

“The meeting in November will primarily aim to bring communities together to dialogue and to begin paving ways for an agreement on the
arrival time of cattle headers in Wau state,” reads the agreement.

The meeting, it is expected, will bring the conflicting communities on one point to agree over the level of compensation or damages caused by cattle.

The three governors also agreed on the control of small arms in hands of headers as well as protection of civilians and their properties.

Recently, the Tonj state governor started a campaign to disarm civilians who often carry fire arms while looking after their animals.

(ST)

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  • 6 November 2016 10:26, by Midit Mitot

    MTN,
    You have only one payam in Wau and now you are claiming that Wau is your home land rather than Fertit. just take your fucken cattle’s away from Wau to give chances to the farmers which are the real people of the land.

    repondre message

    • 6 November 2016 11:14, by Akeen Mangarthon

      Midit,

      You need to be professional when trying to comment than insulting. The mind you have can’t bring peace and stability if you don’t change your status.Is it your first time to hear Wau Achol Majok? The former HQrs of Bhar el Gazal is a shared land for everyone in greater Bhar el gazal.What governors are doing there is a step toward peaceful region.

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      • 6 November 2016 13:04, by Midit Mitot

        Akeen,
        What kind of professional do you mean? this is your problem you MTN, don,t need any one to tell fact in this country, Am sorry!

        repondre message

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