Gogrial Peace Conference Venue Changed To Wau

A proposed peace conference between Aguok, Apuk, Kwaj and Wan-Bail communities in Bahr el Ghazal region which was scheduled to take place on Saturday this week in Gogrial State has been moved to Wau town.

 Gogrial Peace Conference Venue Changed To Wau
Head of the civil society in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region, Agoth Bol Agany addressing a gathering during the independence anniversary of South Sudan [Photo by James Dimo]

By James Deng Dimo

WAU, 17 July 2017 [Gurtong] –
The move comes after renewed fighting in the areas of Gogrial State intensified between the communities on Saturday.

Residents have since deserted their homes in fear of attacks as other groups launched heavy offensive against others in their villages over the weekend.

Last Friday, the head of the civil society in Greater Bahr el Ghazal region, Agoth Bol Agany announced that a peace conference dialogue is set to take place on the 22nd of this month in Gogrial State that aims at resolving the outstanding issues relating to conflict among the communities in Gogiral State.

The civil society is currently organizing the peace conference and will involve the four State Governors from the region including Wau, Tonj, Gogrial and Awiel and it will be held in Wau town.

“I have to begin with our people of Bahr el Ghazal headed by Salva Kiir Mayardit, the President of South Sudan to attend the peace conference on 22nd in Gogrial between Apuk and Aguok,” he said.

“We as the civil society, we have set and have done what is supposed to be done. Let me thank the three Governor headed by Gregory Deng Kuac the Governor of Gogrial who delegated me to work for the peace conference dialogue between the two communities,” said Bol.

In the first week of July, Governor Akech Tong Aleu of Tonj, Gregory Deng Kuac and Andrea Mayar Acho of Wau met in Wau town to discuss ways towards finding lasting solutions to the on- going insecurity at the borders of the three States.


 

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