Central Equatoria State, News

Wonduruba leadership directed to end war

By Bida Elly David


Central Equatoria State governor re-directed the Coordinator of Wonduruba Administrative Payam to redouble efforts to end violence in the area.

Emmanuel Adil Anthony gave the directive during a meeting with a team from Wonduruba, led by the coordinator Mr. Towongo Stephen Michael.

Three weeks ago, at least 79 civilians from Wonduruba Payam were displaced to Lainya County after clashes between government forces and holdout groups.

Speaking during the meeting, Governor Adil demonstrated pity for the displaced population and those who lost their loved ones during the repeated tragedies.

He urged coordinator Towongo and his leadership to work towards restoring total security and stability in the area by working collaboratively with all stakeholders on the ground.

According to the Gubernatorial Press Unit, Towongo confirmed that they briefed the leadership on numerous issues, ranging from the current status of healthcare facilities to education and the road network.

The dire humanitarian situation of the internally displaced persons, or IDPs, following the recent crisis in the area remains one of the challenges communicated during the meeting.

He also highlighted concerns about the cattle herders’ issue, which is already posing a security threat in the area, and called for more robust efforts from the state leadership.

Early this month, the commissioner of Lainya County, Emmanuel Khamis, has urged Juba County authorities as well as the community to find solutions to the insecurity affecting Wonduruba Payam.

He stated that the conflict in the area had a negative impact mostly on children, women, and the elderly, saying the majority fled to his county seeking refuge.


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