By Taban Henry
A civil Society Activist is calling on the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities to cease following or be confused by political leaders who are based in Khartoum and Juba with negative attitudes towards their peaceful co-existence.
The statement came following major breakthrough and subsequent signing of peace accord and their commitment to achieve lasting peace in Abyei Area, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) said in a statement on Friday.
Earlier this year the communities of Dinka Ngok and the Misseriya involved in deadly attack hence claimed numbers lives of people between the two communities.
In a statement released to the media on Friday the executive Director for Community Empowerment for Progress Organization Edmund Yakani warned the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities not to allow themselves to be confused by some political leaders who are based in Khartoum and Juba with negative attitudes towards their peaceful co-existence.
He said that making peace to prevail in Abyei is a primary collective responsibility of the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya in Abyei. It is known to many that the economic opportunities in and around Abyei is shaping the political decisions in Khartoum and Juba on the status of Abyei. Mr. Yakani stressed
“It is essential for Ngok Dinka and Misseriya to maintain peace among themselves, the issue of Abyei status should not be a factor for triggering violence between the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities. The agreed upon political and legal frameworks on the status of Abyei per the provisions of the Comprehensive Peace agreement should be the guidelines for settling the issues on the status of Abyei,” Yakani said.
Yakani is calling upon Juba and Khartoum leaders to honour and respect the peace deal between the Ngok Dinka and Misseriya in Uganda dated 19th May, 2022
He urged the leadership of UNISFA to help fund dissemination of the peace deal reached in Uganda dated 19th May, 2022. CEPO will be effectively engaged in observing the implementation of the peace deal provisions
We welcomed and congratulated the communities of Ngok Dinka and Misseriya. Non-violent way of resolving difference is the best way forward than violence. Ngok Dinka and Misseriya communities should opt to leave in peace