Easter Equatoria State, News

MPs training on leadership, human rights

By Ijoo Bosco


Over sixty lawmakers and civil society representatives are undergoing training in Torit town on leadership, peace, and human rights.

The five-day training session is being organized by the Whittaker Peace Development Initiative (WPDI).

Alexander Moro, program coordinator for WPDI said they focus on empowering leaders through training on societal conflict mitigation.

The training aims at strengthening lawmakers and civil society actors to have the qualities to be able to manage their communities in terms of conflict intervention.

“As peace actors, we are exerting our efforts to make sure we train our leaders, such that the leaders will be at our reach as a community, so that is our objective,” Moro explained.

He said they are exploring ways to promote peaceful coexistence among state citizens by collaborating with representatives to foster inclusive peace.

The state legislative speaker, Severino Maira Janus also said engaging lawmakers in such training will help them in the promotion of total peace in Eastern Equatoria state.

He encouraged Whitaker of the Peace and Development Initiative to empower legislatures to understand their roles and responsibilities during their three-month recess.

Maira noted that the state lawmakers are ever ready to be equipped with more knowledge given the new community representatives who have joined the revitalized peace agreement, they need more capacity building in order to cope with their fellow veteran colleagues.

Speaker Maira urged the WPDI organization to jointly develop a trend with the August House in empowering the state legislatures.

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