MPs spread peace message as Jubek State Parliament reopens
By Wek Atak Kacjang
Members of Parliament (MPs) have embarked on spreading message of peace to their respective Constituencies after Jubek State Parliament reopened yesterday.
The opening of the 5th session of the 1st Transitional Legislative Assembly under the theme “Work towards Revitalization of Peaceful, United and Prosperous State” that was officially opened by Jubek State Governor Augustino Jadalla, and Archbishop Paulino Lukudu has directed the mind of the MPs to the path of peace.
Speaking during ceremony, Jubek State Governor, Augustino Jadalla Wani said long recess was an opportunity for the honorable members to disseminate the revitalized peace agreement message to their people and to assure them the commitment of leaders to the signatories of the peace agreement.
“Jubek State has embarked on doing in some areas of concern such as security services delivery. Security situation in the state remains relatively calm especially in the city of Juba. This has been made possible by efforts of Jubek State government in collaboration with national government,” said Jadallah.
However he expressed that frequent destruction of crops by cattle, harassment of farmers by pastoralists, land grabbing and child abduction continue to pose real threat to the peace and tranquility of citizens.
“Regarding of land grabbing state government has put in place practical measures aimed at recovering at all grabbed lands and the illegally occupied open spaces, whether in the city of Juba special neighboring counties of Rejaf, Luri and Mongalla,” Jadallah has said.
He revealed that state government has put capacity building to strengthen state and local government institutions.
“Recently we accepted 200 candidates to train as administrative officers in the office of Ministry of local government and law enforcement,”he said .
He point out that the state has managed to train 3,700 primary and secondary schools teachers on the new national curriculum and 160 others as Bari language instructors.
Jubek state Transitional Legislative Assembly Speaker, Peter Kenyi Tombe said members of parliament were well prepared to go interact with their people on peace process
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the members of this parliament for the tremendous and selfless efforts they made for creating awareness in their constituencies on the current political situation in the country and revitalization peace agreement on the resolution of conflict in the republic of South Sudan,” Tombe said.
He added that during the last parliament session the legislature worked very hard
“I would like to commend the efforts of all the legislators for the performance despite serious financial and prevailing economic challenge the state and the country at large is facing, Tombe said.