By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei
President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called for unity among the citizens and particularly the people of Jonglei State urging them to remain united and eradicate the culture of inter-communal fighting with their neighboring communities.
The President cited that inter-communal conflicts are threatening to erode and jeopardize the efforts being exerted towards the implementation of the September 20218 Revitalized Peace Agreement.
He was speaking during the Inauguration of the triple complex building at the Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Bor on Thursday.
“I am calling upon you and all the citizens of Jonglei State to remain united, your unity will bring genuine coexistent among yourselves,” he said.
“It will eradicate the inter-communal fighting which is threatening to erode the gains we have made in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, it will also allow the government to dedicate limited resource to important projects,” he added.
The President further urged the people of Jonglei State to demonstrate unity of purpose by exhibiting hospitality towards their neighboring communities.
“Demonstrate this unity by opening peace corridors with your neighboring communities. Stay united and help us in our efforts to exit permanently from the cycle of violence that has characterized this country for a very long time,” Kiir told the citizens in Bor.
He also emphasized the importance of peace and unity among the people, citing that it would help the country exit permanently from the cycle of violence.
“I want you to demonstrate this unity by opening peace corridors with your wild neighbouring counties and stay united, and help us in our effort to exit permanently from the cycle of violence that has characterized this country for a very long time,” he appealed.
Speaking at the same inauguration ceremony, Kuol Manyang Juuk, Senior Presidential Advisor also appealed to the people of Jonglei State to denounce violence and embrace peaceful coexistence.
He expressed concern over the lack of people’s commitment in agriculture sector and also urged the people of Jonglei to shun hate speeches on social media and gossiping and engage in meaningful economic activities that benefit them.