South Sudan ready to address border issues with Kenya, Uganda – Nunu

South Sudan ready to address border issues with Kenya, Uganda – Nunu

South Sudan will address the border issues with Kenya and Uganda diplomatically, the speaker of the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly, Jemma Nunu Kumba, said.

Nunu added that this is one of the resolutions reached during the 13th plenary conference for the Great Lakes Region that is expected to end today, in Juba.

The 12 countries that form the Great Lakes Region are currently in the country for a conference to address common challenges like insecurity that is plaguing the region.

Nunu said the country will soldier on with the implementation of the peace agreement.

She added that most conflicts in South Sudan are communal and that parliament will need to address them.

“Most of the current conflicts in South Sudan are civilian related and have taken on an ethnic or communal dimension, such as cattle rating, abduction, and pastoralists and farmers,” she said.

“We are ready to address the challenges facing the Great Lakes Region since South Sudan is among the conflict areas,” Nunu added.

However, vice president Dr. James Wani Igga also pledged the South Sudan’s commitment to implementing the resolution with the help of its parliament.

“South Sudan will continue to play its role in the region and increase its participation in the regional bodies such as the parliamentary forum,” he said.

He stressed that the conference is taking place at a time when most parts of the Great Lakes Region have been affected by conflict and need solutions.

 “We will look forward to seeing how we can implement the resolution in the shortest term possible.”

Dr. Igga added that insecurity has made the environment unsafe for people, hence forcing them to take refuge, saying the resolution will be the first step of peace in South Sudan.

“We are ready to end the suffering of the people of South Sudan; it’s time for peace implementation,” he added.

He appreciated the members for coming up with a resolution to the conflict in the Great Lakes region.