28th May 2023
Make a Donation

WFP gives food to 29,000 in Pibor, Jonglei – Commissioner

Author : | Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Authorities in Pibor County in Jonglei State say the county is stable after the signing of a ceasefire with David Yau Yau last month.

County Commissioner Joshua Kony told Eye Radio in Juba

this morning that there is free movement in the county.

“The situation in the county is stable after the ceasefire between the SPLA and our brother David Yau Yau in Addis Ababa so the new thing is stability,” Mr Kony said.

He added that the World Food Program has distributed food to more than 29,000 people.

“Our challenge was famine but the WFP has responded to our call and distributed food aid to citizens so around 29,165 people received food,” he said.

However, Mr. Kony said the presence of forces loyal to Dr. Riek Machar in the southern part of the county has raised concern.

“There is the presence of forces loyal to Riek Machar in the county under the command of Brigadier Peter Ruai. They are stationed in the South of the county, so we talked to our brother Yau Yau that those forces belong to Riak Machar who are present in the County under command of Brigadier Peter Ruai. They are supposed to return to their positions because this is not a place to hide themselves in Pibor, they have to hide themselves in other places, not inside Pibor, so we are in contact with David Yau Yau to let those forces return to where forces of Riek Machar are present,” he added.

South Sudan government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement with  David Yau Yau on 30 January in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.


Support Eye Radio, the first independent radio broadcaster of news, information & entertainment in South Sudan.

Make a monthly or a one off contribution.

error: Alert: Content is protected !!