By Peter Lokale Nakimangole
TORIT, 26 September 2010 (Gurtong) – In an exclusive interview with Gurtong at the office of the Commissioner for the Headquarters in Torit, Eastern Equatoria State, Lokenge said efforts to contain inter-ethnic, inter - clans’ and intra- clans’ clashes started to shrink, prompting him to launch door – to - door peace campaigns.
He said that he has involved the youth, women, elders and chiefs from all villages right from his appointment as caretaker Commissioner until his confirmation as the Ikotos County Commissioner after the April polls.
“The county authorities have continued to co-operate with the youth, women, elders and chiefs in apprehending and prosecuting thieves. This has led to a decline in criminal activities”, he said.
He cited Iteuso village in Ikotos Central Payam where some criminals were apprehended and punished appropriately.
He confided to Gurtong that over the last three months, the security situation in the county has been normal compared to previous months where cattle thefts and rape cases had been the order of the day.
“I am grateful to the State Government for taking quick response to intervene by reinforcing my administration”, Lokenge said.