SPLM Uganda Chapter holds peace conference

By Martin Manyiel Wugol

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) on Saturday held a peace conference to disseminate the Revitalized-Peace Agreement to South Sudanese living in Kampala.

The conference was held under the theme, “Peace and reconciliation amongst people of South Sudan.”

Addressing the gathering, Chairperson of SPLM Uganda chapter Anthony Angelo Kumbonyei said the conference was meant to disseminate peace agreement to South Sudanese living in Uganda.

“We need to clean up their minds and hearts for peace to enter their hearts because with presence of peace things will definitely favor the entire citizens and be able to make impossible possible,” he said.

Kumbonyei urged South Sudan to reconcile among them saying it was important for them to build love for the peace agreement to succeed.

He called on young people to be agents of peace by fighting against tribalism and nepotism in the society, saying there was need to look for essential values in order to take our country forward.

Present at the event include governors of Eastern Lakes State Mangar Buong Aluenge, Tobiolo Alberio Oromo of Torit State and Northern Liech state Dr. Joseph Monytuil and the acting SPLM Secretary General Jemma Nunu Kumba who represented president Salva Kiir Chairman of the SPLM party.

Governor of Torit State Tobiolo Alberio Oromo who represented people of Greater Equatoria states said the citizens were tired of war and called on the hold-out groups to join the peace process.

“Enough is enough and it is time to rebuild peace and unity of the people,” he said.

Oromo called on the youth to be careful of the “peace spoilers” who were busy recruiting them.

He told the South Sudanese living in Kampala that nothing was more important than the country.

Acting SPLM Secretary General Jemma Nunu Kumba who is also the Minister of Wildlife acknowledged the role played by the Uganda government.

She recalled the contributions made by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the people of Uganda to South Sudanese during the liberation struggle.

“Now the war of power struggle of which our citizens have been hosted by Ugandan government. We are thankful to President Museveni and his citizens,” he said.

Kumba said the SPLM party that liberated the country has the ability and capacity to restore peace through citizens’ support.

The guest of honor used the occasion to call on people of South Sudan particularly the opposition parties to come to Juba for smooth and easy implementation of the peace agreement.

She said the government was committed for peace and shall always be ready to restore peace back to the country.

South Sudan music legends including Emmanuel Kembe and Johnson Jok Lal attended the event.


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