President Kiir to attend pece conference in Lakes state

President Salva Kiir. He will attend a peace conference in Lakes state to help find a solution to the violence that has been wtinessed in the state in recent months.
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President Salva Kiir is scheduled to attend a three-day community-organised peace conference in Lakes state. The conference will be bring together youth, women, chiefs, religious leaders, law enforcement agents, politicians, civil society and non-governmental international organizations.

Lakes state has witnessed continuous hostilities and revenge killings among the communities residing in the state for the last two months. The conference is expected to discuss the causes of the killings and try to find a permanent solution to them.

A local non-governmental organization has applauded the move by the president to attend the peace conference in person as president of the country.

Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says should listen to the views of the citizens of the state and take immediately the required action.

The loss of lives and properties among citizens of Lakes State is abnormal and that should not be allowed to continue. The most vulnerable groups who always pay the price of war are the youth, women and children, estimated at the rate of 2-5 persons per week, and 5-10 persons per month since the beginning of this year,” he said.

CEPO has alleged that some of the guns used to kill people are supplied by some leaders in the government. It adds that the same leaders are polarising neighbouring communities for their personal political gains.

CEPO strongly recommends that the best solutions for the violent conflict in Lakes state should be centered on making rule of law, justice and accountability to prevail and observation of human rights.

Further, it says that politicians should be restrained from politicizing the communities’ disagreements for their own gain.

Meanwhile, the organization has welcomed the decision by the Council of Ministers to postpone the elections that were scheduled to take place in June of this year.

The South Sudan Council of Ministers resolved at its regular meeting last week to postpone the General Elections till peace is achieved.

At the same time, the council of minister resolved to extend the lifespan of the elected positions and agreed for a constitutional amendment to legalise the decision. The council of ministers resolved that it will table the required constitutional amendments before the national parliament next week.

The decision comes after pressure from various players, who had asked the government to postpone the elections until peace prevails in the country. The pressure came from civil society, political parties and religious leaders, notably the Catholic Church which last week said the timing of the elections would not be right for the country.

President Salva Kiir is scheduled to attend a three-day community-organised peace conference in Lakes state. The conference will be bring together youth, women, chiefs, religious leaders, law enforcement agents, politicians, civil society and non-governmental international organizations.

Lakes state has witnessed continuous hostilities and revenge killings among the communities residing in the state for the last two months. The conference is expected to discuss the causes of the killings and try to find a permanent solution to them.

A local non-governmental organization has applauded the move by the president to attend the peace conference in person as president of the country.

Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO says should listen to the views of the citizens of the state and take immediately the required action.

The loss of lives and properties among citizens of Lakes State is abnormal and that should not be allowed to continue. The most vulnerable groups who always pay the price of war are the youth, women and children, estimated at the rate of 2-5 persons per week, and 5-10 persons per month since the beginning of this year,” he said.

CEPO has alleged that some of the guns used to kill people are supplied by some leaders in the government. It adds that the same leaders are polarising neighbouring communities for their personal political gains.

CEPO strongly recommends that the best solutions for the violent conflict in Lakes state should be centered on making rule of law, justice and accountability to prevail and observation of human rights.

Further, it says that politicians should be restrained from politicizing the communities’ disagreements for their own gain.

Meanwhile, the organization has welcomed the decision by the Council of Ministers to postpone the elections that were scheduled to take place in June of this year.

The South Sudan Council of Ministers resolved at its regular meeting last week to postpone the General Elections till peace is achieved.

At the same time, the council of minister resolved to extend the lifespan of the elected positions and agreed for a constitutional amendment to legalise the decision. The council of ministers resolved that it will table the required constitutional amendments before the national parliament next week.

The decision comes after pressure from various players, who had asked the government to postpone the elections until peace prevails in the country. The pressure came from civil society, political parties and religious leaders, notably the Catholic Church which last week said the timing of the elections would not be right for the country.

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