Opposition, Gov’t vow to work together in Wau
Angelo Taban Biajo, Governor of Wau State (Photo: Mandela Nelson Denis)
By Mandela Nelson Denis
The opposition and the state government of Wau have vowed to work together to bring back the lost glory of State.
The promises were declared by the Governor of Wau State Angelo Taban Biajo, and Radolf Andrea Ujira the chairman of Political Bureau of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) federal state on Tuesday
The two officials spoke during a one day workshop of partnership for recovery and resilience organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Radolf assured donor community that the SPLA-IO was committed to the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement to ensure lives returned to normal.
“I want to assure you that there is peace in Wau,”. “Our people have suffered a lot, things are getting normal and I thank my commanders for allowing the citizens to move freely and we promise never to let our people down,” Radolf said.
Radolf appreciated UNMISS and all the donor communities in the country for facilitating the peace process.
He said, both the opposition and government “are now brothers and sister speaking the language of peace, love and reconciliation.”
Wau State Governor Biajo revealed that since the signing of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, Wau had been calm and normal.
“We approached our brothers in the IO to allow freedom of movement of civilians and I can confirm to you that people are moving in Wau freely, all checkpoints are opened and soldiers are all kept in the barracks,” he said.
Biajo added that trust building between the government and IO has brought back hope and smiles on the faces of people of Wau.
“We are committed to peace so that we can end the suffering of our people; it is time to reclaim the lost glory of the great Wau State. We are determined to do so,” Biajo promised.
Gau Bol Gau a high school student in Wau told Juba Monitor that youth in the state were yearning to fasten recovery.
“We appeal to donors to improve the education sector of the state, which would help us to be empowered and support ourselves,” Gau said.
But for Thereza Madut the lost glory of Wau can be achieved through women empowerment and ensuring the youth were kept busy in vocational training centers.
Radolf Andrea Ujira, Chairman of Political Bureau of the IO Federal State (Photo: Mandela Nelson Denis)