Chagor, Haysom plan more peace dialogues in Jonglei

Chagor, Haysom plan more peace dialogues in Jonglei
Jonglei Governor Denay Chagor. [Photo: Chol Makol]

The governor of Jonglei State, Denay Chagor, and the head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, met in Juba to strategize on peace initiatives in the state.

According to the statement obtained from the governor’s official page, Chagor appreciated UNMIS for its peace initiatives in the state.

“Next week, another community dialogue that will bring Greater Bor communities together will be held in Bor. All these initiatives bring peaceful coexistence among Jonglei State communities,” Chagor said.

He appreciated UNMISS for supporting the people of South Sudan, particularly in Jonglei State.

The governor praised the efforts by UNMISS to conduct community dialogue in Jonglei State, adding that there is a need to do more to ensure they embrace peace.

Chagor also stated that the meeting also focused on the implementation of the peace agreement in the state.

In May this year, a peace dialogue held jointly by UNMISS and UNDP brought together the Gawar and Lak Nuer communities from the two counties of Ayod and Fangak to discuss conflict resolution methods as well as ways to build community resilience.

Early this year, UNMISS sponsored a community dialogue that brought Greater Akobo counties together to discuss challenges affecting their co-existence.

Also in 2021, a three-day peace conference was organised by the communities of Jonglei State and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area (GPAA).

About 250 delegates, including youth, women, chiefs, and intellectuals from Bor, Gawar, Lou Nuer, Anyuak, and Murle, deliberated on the issues of insecurity and inter-communal violence in Jonglei State and the GPAA.