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Peace Conference Commences In Terekeka

By Wek Atak Kacjang

Authorities in Terekeka State said peace and reconciliation conference was convened yesterday in the cattle camp.

The authorities affirmed that the conference was to be attended by eight counties of the state.

Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone from Terekeka yesterday, the State Minister of Information, Joseph Ladu Gubek said the conference would draw participants from farmers and cattle keepers in a bid to build cooperation and unity.

“Peace building is an activity that aims to resolve injustice in nonviolent ways and to transform the cultural and structural conditions that generate poisonous or destructive conflict,” Gubek said. “It revolves around developing constructive personal, group, and political relationships across ethnic, religious, class, national, and racial boundaries,” he added.

The information minister stated that the conference will tackle prevention of violence, conflict management, and trauma healing.

“Farmers want to cultivate but if cattle keepers are still in their places, they will not be able to cultivate which is a major problem to the people,” Gubek said.

Conflict between cattle keepers and farmers have often resulted in to displacement and loss of lives in the state.

 

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