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Religious leaders mediating government and Yau Yau peace talks call for reconciliation

Author : | Published: Sunday, February 2, 2014

“we need the support of Lou Nuer, we need the support of Kachipo, the Jie, all the six communities in Jonglei State”, said the Spokesperson of the Church Leaders Mediation Initiative, Bishop Paul Benjamin Yugusuk.

The CLMI that brokered the cessation of hostilities agreement between the Government and David Yau, Yau, is urging the citizens of Jonglei State to reconcile.

Spokesperson of the CLMI, Bishop Paul Benjamin Yugusuk, told Eye Radio that agreement between David Yau, Yau and the government is an important step to lasting peace in Jonglei State.

“It is time for us now to put what has gone wrong behind and begin to see new things in our state, you know Jonglei State, since the singing of Comprehensive Peace Agreement, it has not experienced any peace. I think this is the right time as we look into a bigger picture for reconciliation.”

 Meanwhile, another member of the Church Leaders Mediation Initiative, Bishop Arkanjelo Wani Lemi, urged the communities of Jonglei State to engage in dialogue as a way of building peace amongst them.

“We want to ask our people to be peace loving people, to desire to live together with one another and to address issues that may erupt in their communities amicably, just to take the example of what has happened here, that peace is possible if we would choose to dialogue with one another”, he said, speaking to our reporter.

 The two delegations will meet again after two weeks in Addis Ababa for the second round of the negotiations.


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