President Kiir calls for peaceful coexistence with Misseriya

President Kiir calls for peaceful coexistence with Misseriya
President of the Republic of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit. [Photo: Courtesy]

President Salva Kiir has called for peaceful coexistence among the inhabitants of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State and the Sudanese ethnic Misseriya  

This was disclosed by the governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Tong Akeen Ngor, as he addressed the public at the State Secretariat on Saturday following his return from Abu-Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where he sought medical treatment.

“The Governor informed the people that the President, wants peaceful coexistence to be embraced with the neighbouring states of the Republic of Sudan especially the Misseriya and Rezigat tribes, despite some skirmishes that occurred along the border,” read the statement from the gubernatorial press.

“The President encourages the people of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State to embark on agricultural activities, as the season is approaching. The Governor directed people to be ready for the agricultural season.”

Governor Ngor appreciated President Salva Kiir and the First Lady Mary Ayen Mayardit for their support during his treatment saying his health had improved.

Ngor assured the citizens that the President was committed to ensuring that peaceful, free and fair elections are conducted in 2023 without fail. He noted that the state would soon inaugurate the members of the state assembly adding that the old building of the Council of Ministers would be inaugurated once the renovation is completed.

President Kiir urged Ngor to maintain peace in the state and support the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).


Last month, the Misseriya attacked Aweil East County of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, resulting in the loss of lives of nine innocent civilians and three soldiers at Yinh Pobol village of Majiep Payam, Aweil East County.

There was a great loss of property, leaving at least 156 households in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

The Northern Bahr el Ghazal State Minister for Information and Communication, William Anyuon Kuol, said the situation after the attack was calm but there was the destruction of property which left most of the families without food, shelter and other sources of livelihood.

“The situation is calm but many people are displaced.” We went yesterday to identify the families that are displaced, and we got about 156 households displaced and we also assessed the damage, and the damage was very much,” he explained.