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Citizens urged to forgive one another in Yei

By Hassan Arun Cosmas

The commissioner of Yei-River County had called on citizens to forgive one another with one heart and avoid hatred.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, Aggrey Cyrus Kanyikwa, Commissioner of Yei-River said that bad hearts and hatred was the main cause that made many people to flee to the neighboring countries as refugees and “I call on all citizens in the county, State, and South Sudan at large to be ambassadors and messengers of peace.

“Let us begin to forgive one another with one heart. We have to forgive and forget what happened in the past. Let us all be messengers and ambassadors of peace. We should not only leave the efforts of working for peace to the government alone. You and I are the government. So, let us join hands and work together to bring peace to our area, state, and the country at large,”

He encouraged citizens to have love and peace in their hearts and no one should say he or she has forgiven without having peace. The commissioner appealed to the population to embrace love, forgiveness, and peace.

He believed forgiveness would develop the spirit of peace and love in the citizens and encouraged peaceful coexistence in the societies.

 “Let us embrace love, forgiveness, and peace. If we don’t embrace love, peace, unity and forgiveness, we shall not be clean before the Lord. Because God loves peace. We shall only get peace if all of us love each other and let us begin now,”.

Commissioner Aggrey expressed that South Sudanese lost the spirit of forgiveness, togetherness, love and peaceful coexistence since the start of the conflict in the country that started in 2013 and a result of the political split in the government.Citizens had always called for reconciliation countrywide in order to reconcile with the communities that might have wronged against them.

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