Governor vows to curb insecurity in the State

By Wek Atak Kacjang

The newly appointed Governor of Warrap State Aleu Ayieny Aleu said his first priority will be to curb surging insecurity in the State.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, the Press Secretary in the office of the Governor, Albino Kuek Deng said Governor Aleu promised to quell down the ongoing insecurity in greater Tonj and other neighboring States.

He added that Governor Ayieny called upon the citizens to embrace peace and unity and work hard for the development of the state.

He dedicated himself to work hand in hand with the youth to implement the peace agreement adding that he was sent by President Salva Kiir Mayardit to preach peace in the state.

The Secretary said Governor Ayieny has directed the law enforcement agencies to rally behind the new leadership of the State to assist in rebuilding the devastating situation of Warrap.

The issue of cattle raiding in South Sudan has drawn attention to the underlying causes of the phenomenon and ways of addressing it as part of the quest for security in some states across the country. Many have called for in-depth research into the situation towards informing understanding of the cause-effect relationships around the issue.

On 29th January, last month, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, removed Bona Panek Biar and replaced him with former Interior Minister Aleu Ayieny Aleu.

However, Bona Panek Biar was appointed on the ticket of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) under the power-sharing arrangement of the Revitalized Peace Agreement signed in 2018. The ex-governor was removed before the state parliament was reconstituted, neither were state ministers nor county commissioners appointed.

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