Mabor tells Pibor, Jonglei residence to denounce violence

Mabor tells Pibor, Jonglei residence to denounce violence
The governor of Lakes State Rin Tueny Mabor. [Photo: Courtesy]

The Governor of Lakes State Rin Tueny Mabor has called for the prevalence of peace in Jonglei and the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

Mabor called on the two administrations to end the perennial inter-communal violence and focus on education and agriculture.

He was speaking during the inauguration of the new building at Dr John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology in Jonglei State on Wednesday.

 “I am appealing to our people in Jonglei State and Pibor Administrative Area to denounce violence to embark on peace and stability,” Mabor said.  

“Because without peace and stability, the service delivery to our people will be very difficult,” he added.

He lamented that instability in the states hindered companies and organisations from delivering services to the residents.

He emphasised that peace between neighbouring states and South Sudan at large would increase movement, trade and development in the states.

According to Mabor, peace between Jonglei and the neighbouring areas in which Pibor is inclusive is paramount to improving the education sector in the Upper Nile region and South Sudan at large.

“We call on the communities in Jonglei to embrace peace with other communities for reconciliation among our neighbouring communities,” he said.

He said that Lakes State remains a close neighbour adding that any development in Jonglei State brings happiness to the people with the hope that they will also be beneficiaries.

“We the people and the government of Lakes State are honoured to participate in the inauguration of the building of Dr John Garang Memorial University in Bor today,” he said.

The governor added that the facility would improve the welfare and performance of students who are studying at the university including students from Lakes State. 

“The construction of this facility would provide an opportunity and conducive learning environment and enhance the performance of students in Lakes State, Jonglei and South Sudan in general,” he said. 

He said the higher institutions of learning would produce human resources meant for the development of the country. 

“Education in particular in South Sudan is paramount because we need patriotic and responsible citizens to develop this country,” he said

“Whenever we get human resources, economic development can easily be achieved,” he said.

He appreciated the government of Jonglei State and the administration of Dr John Garang University for their efforts in creating more learning spaces for the students.

“We shall be committed to working for peace and development in the country and creating a good and better environment for learners across the country,” he said. 

The Senior Presidential Advisor Kuol Manyang called on the people of Jonglei to embrace peace and focus on agriculture to fight hunger.

He urged the residents to shun hate speech and social media propaganda that can put the state in conflict.

Kuol encouraged the students to focus on education citing that it can change the nation.