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Warrap suspends local courts over cultivation

By Hou Akot Hou

 

Authorities in Warrap State have suspended local customary courts to allow farmers, including chiefs and youth, to prepare their land for the planting season.

Governor Kuol Muor Muor announced the suspension at a peace rally in Twic County.

Addressing the peace rally Mr. Muor noted that many people are creating problems by opening cases instead of tending to their farms.

“We want our young people and chiefs to prepare the land for cultivation to fight hunger” Governor Muor echoed.

Chief Madut Chier pledged to follow the governor’s orders.

“We will share this message with our people to implement these directives and prevent hunger,” Chief Chier said. “We work with the government to serve the local population.”

The courts will remain closed until the planting season ends according to authorities.

Public places like dominoes and gambling sites will also be shut down, as young people are accused of loitering there instead of helping their families till the land.

This follows a similar directive in Aweil, Northern Bahr el Ghazal, where the government recently ordered all public officials to observe planting days as private days and join citizens in cultivating their land to ensure food production.

 

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