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December 25, 2016 (BOR) - Peace and forgiveness in war-torn South Sudan through national dialogue remains government’s top priority, the country’s information and broadcasting minister said.

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South Sudan’s information minister Michael Makuei Lueth speaks to reporters in Bor, December 25, 2016 (ST)

Addressing reporters in Bor, the Jonglei state capital, Michael Makuei Lueth, said the national dialogue proposed by president Salva Kiir will pave way for South Sudanese to resolve their issues by forgiving one another so that the country returns to normalcy in the coming year.

Personalities from various religious groups and parties tasked to work for peace and forgiveness constitute the dialogue membership.

“The message of the church and the government is one and the same, and that is peaceful co-existence and forgiveness, this is the message of the year and we are optimistic that South Sudan will be back again to its normalcy,” Lueth said on Sunday.

The minister said he was optimistic the coming year would be a colorful one, despite the current crisis in the world youngest nation.

“We hope that 2017 will be a year of peace; it will be a year of forgiveness so that our people understand themselves. I call upon all the people of South Sudan to rally behind the president to support the national dialogue and talk and come up with the way forward on best, should we, as people of South Sudan life together and govern our country”, stressed Lueth.

The Bishop of Bor diocese, Ruben Akurdit Ngong praised the state security organ for ensuring that the state residents celebrated freely.

“We were not certain on how to celebrate because of this insecurity in South Sudan, we thank God that is has gone smoothly. We hope things will be better next year”, said Akurdit.

Thousands of people celebrated Christmas in Bor, an indication that many families have returned homes from displaced camps, after the massive displacement of civilians during the crisis in December 2013.

(ST)

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  • 26 December 2016 08:39, by dinkdong

    There will NEVER be peace in South Sudan as long as Kiir and Riek roam the earth.

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  • 26 December 2016 10:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Before South Sudanese become optimistic about a peaceful 2017. I think they must ask themselves what caused the war in the first place? How can reconciliation be achieved under the monsters who instigated the rape, loot and murder innocent South Sudanese? How about the subject of corruption, tribalism, nepotism and development under this rogue regime? Sorry South Sudan needs new stewardship!!

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  • 26 December 2016 10:16, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    We need new wine in new wine skins!!

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  • 26 December 2016 11:04, by Son of Nuer

    I don’t see any forgiveness and dialogues ,in this country under President Salva Kiir, Michael Kuei Lueth and JCE , nothing saw that President call for dialogue while thousand of people are still in jail across the nation special in Juba , no one release

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    • 26 December 2016 11:37, by Fair Man

      Makuei Lueth
      Start by setting free those held hostage in detention by your spying organs, MI and NSS who blieved that they are judges, police, prosecutors and spies as well. People get detained for no reason but simply malicious suspicion. You are innocent liar, speaking lies on behalf your bosses. We know what you speak out isn’t your own but for survival. Partly you are forgiven and let us work

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  • 26 December 2016 12:20, by Eastern

    Michael Makuei Lueth is the chief hate speaker!!!

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  • 26 December 2016 13:37, by Lou Nuer The Great

    stupid makuei don,t fuck yourself

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  • 26 December 2016 13:55, by Wantedd Kidd

    Michael Makuey Lueth
    WALLAI" you need a general check up. you must have mentality problem or maybe it would be a human heart disorder, i guess.
    How stupid are you??

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  • 26 December 2016 18:17, by Fair Man

    Fellows
    I think he might have got some doses to make him call for peace. Let us give him a window of opportunity to know which peace offer does he have. The national dialoque is immaterial should rely on that. All on board as members have dirt records. Whether Churches or not. Churches bless the killers when they attend their celebrations and late prayer to kill.

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    • 26 December 2016 18:20, by Fair Man

      The NLC meeting of 2013 opened with the word of prayer from one of the churches and guess what? It ended have into butchering of scores of civilians. Churches in South Sudan are not taken care by God. They are left to ruins of devil. Don’t expect anything good.They have motives of using this dialogue to find their so-called charities by Juba Government. Shiiiiiiiiiiitt

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