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Manytuil preaches inter-communal peace in southern Unity tour

Author: Chany Ninrew | Published: Friday, March 8, 2024

Unity State governor, Dr. Joseph Nguen Manytuil greets women in Leer County. (-)

Unity State governor Dr. Joseph Nguen Manytuil called on communities in the southern counties to end hostilities and embrace peaceful coexistence as he arrived in Leer County on Thursday.

Heavily guarded Governor Manytuil travelled to Leer town late on Thursday, embarking on a long-awaited tour to consolidate peace in the southern part of the state, previously plagued by deadly violence.

The governor and his accompanying were received by county officials and hundreds of people including chiefs and women groups, majority of whom were clad in the trademark SPLM T-shirts.

A press statement from his office said Governor Manytuil emphasized that peace must be prioritized by everyone as the most important key to development.

“We should all together work for it and refrain any divisive policy that brings conflict and dyunity among our people,” said the governor.

“It’s through the present of peace the state government would be able to carry out constitutional mandate to render basic necessities to our people.”

His office said Manytuil reaffirmed his commitment to rehabilitate the murram road from Leer town up to Adok Port, and a dyke around Leer Town to shield the area from seasonal flooding.

Manytuil reportedly vowed to build the road connecting Unity State with Juba through Madol of Mayiandit County as alternative lifeline road to enhancing mobility of our people and goods.

Meanwhile, Leer County commissioner Hon Stephen Taker Riek Dong reportedly raised the challenges facing his people, including roads inaccessibility, lack of infrastructural development and a border dispute between sisterly communities of Dok and Haak.

Before heading to Leer, Governor Manytuil held a similar peace rally in neighboring Rubkuai Payam of Mayiandit County on Wednesday, attended by thousands of people.

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