Former Pigi County Commissioner James Aleu Mijak who stepped down this week. [Gurtong/ Jacob Achiek Jok]
By Jacob Achiek Jok
BOR, 22 June 2012 [Gurtong] - Mijak handed his resignation letter Wednesday to the State Governor Kuol Manyang Juuk who accepted his move.
The County Commissioner told the press in Juba that his resignation was occasioned by his disappointment over increased insecurity in Pigi County.
He said that issues such as cattle rustling, child abduction and general insecurity existed in the county despite his efforts to involve the local communities in efforts to address insecurity.
He refuted claims that he had been prevailed upon to step down from his position, adding that he took the action in good faith and wanted to hand over leadership to another leader.
Mijak however, accused certain political forces of blocking his attempts to bring law and order in the County.
He called upon the county residents to continue abiding by the law, saying peace is a requisite for development.
“I urge the residents of this county to live in harmony with neighbouring counties and embrace reconciliation for past disagreements”, he said.