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Gbudue government and SPLA-IO celebrates Peace in Yambio


Stakeholders and SPLA-IO raising hands to show sign of peace and Unity during peace celebration in Yambio on 12 Dec 2018 (ST photo)

December 12, 2018 (YAMBIO) - Hundreds of citizens and the commanders of SPLA-IO based in Rirangu Payam Wednesday celebrate in Yambio the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.

The peace celebration attracted many people who come to Yambio Freedom Squares where they met with the SPLA-IO fighters who took guns and entered the bush to fight the government forces Gbudue and Tombura states.

The ceasefire monitoring body, CTSAMM, in partnership with United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) facilitated the transportation of SPLA-IO from Rirangu to Yambio town to attend the celebration which is perceived as a confidence-building measure between the government and the former rebels.

Addressing the ceremony, the Governor of Gbudue State Badagbu Daniel said that the peace agreement that was "signed in Khartoum and in Ethiopia and celebrated in Juba in now in Gbudue state for people to take into their homes and hearts".

Daniel added that people should embrace the peace and protect it in order to end the suffering of people of Gbudue state. The Government has embarked on resilience and recovery program aiming at helping the community to recover from the effect of war to enable them to develop themselves.

He welcomed the participation of SPLA-IO in the celebration and called to open all roads connecting to Gbudue state to allow free movement of people and goods.

Further, the governor warned the spoilers of peace and criminals who continue to commit crimes in the name of SPLA-IO that both the government and opposition shall together arrest anyone who has criminal activities in Gbudue state.

Meanwhile James Nando, an SPLA-IO commander assured that there would be no more gunshots again from their side and they would dedicate their time and efforts to implement the revitalized peace pact

He further declared open the roads in the SPLA-IO controlled-areas of Rirangu and Nadiangere and other places in Gbudue state and encouraged the farmers to go to their farms.

“Our coming today to celebrate the peace marks the end of the war in Gbudue state and people can now move to Rirangu and Nadiangere without any problem.”

Also, Mamedo Sabadari SPLA-IO commander in Rirangu area requested women and all those whom they have offended during the conflict to forgive them.

“when there is war it is the grass that suffers. I know women have suffered a lot during the fighting and me here today to request you to forgive us for what we have wrongly done to you. All you’re suffering has come to an end today,” Sabadari stated.

On behalf of the government army, the commander of the South Sudan People’s Defence Force, Division 6 said that the peace agreement that was signed is not for the soldiers but for the citizens and everyone should protect it.

He shaked hands with James Nando the commander of SPLA-IO to show a sign of unity and reconciliation to the people.

The chairperson of faith-based Council For Peace Bishop Edwardo Hiboro strongly urged the government and the SPLA-IO not to take guns again because war is not good. He advised the parties to solve problems through mediations by the church leaders and community leaders.

Bishop Hiboro called on stage SSPDF commander, SPLA-IO commanders, and representatives of stakeholders to pray on them and urged everyone to forgive and forget so that peace can prevail.

The UNMISS head of field Office in Western Equatoria region Christopher Murenga said UNMISS is committed to supporting the implementation of the peace agreement. He urged all parties to stick to terms and references of the revitalized deal and respect the cessation of hostility agreement to allow citizens to enjoy peace.

The former Commissioner of Nagero County in Tombura state Baliya Digido who had been kidnapped last year together with World Vision staff was seen among the group of SPLA-IO with high rank during the occasion.


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  • 13 December 2018 06:28, by Pakuai

    People of Gbudue, Tombura states & Munduri. There is nothing called SPLM/A-IO fellows. Mr. Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion against our ’country & our people’ on the 15/12/2013. And when he was bombed out of Juba with his allies of Mr. Taban Deng Gai, Alfred Lado Gore & other bunch & some of his foolish allies, they came here to Jonglei state, kill innocent people>>

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    • 13 December 2018 06:35, by Pakuai

      including the elders that we don’t even have some of these days in most of our country. And raised their NGundeng Buong Magician flag in Bor Town and named my hometown their NGundeng Buong ’city’ and went and killed our people in Atar, Akoba, Malakal and Bentiu. And when the evils where tackled head on and bombed out of my to near oblivion out my hometown. Then their evils in the US, the UK,>>>

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      • 13 December 2018 11:02, by Pakuai

        (South Sudanese who read always read my posts), they are often re-edited by the SUDAN TRIBUNE. My fellow South Sudanese idiots. I am the one who help will bomb these vermins out of our country & over our people once and for all. We are the Israelis. Benjamin Natanyuhu, English people, cloned arabs of North Sudan, their gulf Arab states financiers, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their mighty US>>

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        • 13 December 2018 11:09, by Pakuai

          their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their evils in between are going to be bombed to near oblivion. Who says we want the evil white Americans, English people and their creepy allies are equal to us? Who really says idiots? These days, Norway, the UK & the US *called themselves TROIKA countries* who elected them by the way to be called TROIKA countries?>>>

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          • 13 December 2018 11:21, by Pakuai

            Don’t get me wrong my lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, I am a beneficiary Norwegian people Aid (NPA). Many lowly informed confirmed ’don’t know’ the word called ’vikings’. "Norwegians, Swedish, Switzerland, Finland and even Germany, the Netherlands and Russia. These are the countries where the ’vikings’ originated from. The vikings even controlled the island of England>>>

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            • 13 December 2018 11:35, by Pakuai

              I failed to name the Denmark and other smaller countries. And these countries are still called, to day in the Island of *England as ruthless or Barbaric countries* who want to play games with the ’Island of England’ devil infested country fools. The WORD DEMOCRACY is in those countries I have just mentioned above. Democracy is HERE in South Sudan>>>>

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              • 13 December 2018 11:45, by Pakuai

                We are the Ancient Egyptians, ’the one one who will help North Sudan, Eastern Jerusalem & give it to the rightful owners, Palestinians people. Fellows, Islam is not a religion. We would have been the first people to be Muslims. The rise of Islam in 630th AD from Saudi Arabia, was spurred by an evil Juus (so-called israel woman). The evil woman *coached Mr. Muhammad* ’to copy cat’ every rubbish>>>

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    • 13 December 2018 06:45, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

      South Sudan is the only Country in the world where every fool wants to become a general in the army! There are almost more than five thousand foolish generals in the SSPDF. People like Sabadelle, James Nando, Ismail Konyi and so many others who have been either militias or went to the bushes briefly and came back promoting themselves as generals. What a mess?

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      • 13 December 2018 08:30, by Landlord

        this is because your government doesn’t have clear objective and vision to govern a country. they belief in theft, tribalism, segregation and laziness. jenge are not ready for a nation but cattle. we shall continue to have more generals because it is the only language you can understand.

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        • 13 December 2018 09:11, by Kush Natives

          Shut up! What will you gained when becoming a general? This is a waste of time and energy from you folk. Learn from Nuer.

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