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Lakes state Peace Conference Concluded


Juba 20th February 2015, the two days   peace conference organized by South Sudan Government in Lakes State has concluded on the 18th February 2015 in Rumbek. The Conference came out with strong recommendations aiming at resolving the continuous community violence that has claimed thousands of lives and properties.  

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization welcomes the outcomes of the conference and urges both State Government of Lakes   and Central Government to ensure that these recommendations are implemented to reduce the cycle of violence among the communities

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO said the conference results were encouraging and CEPO hopes that the state and national government officials together with the communities will avail political will for the execution of the recommendations without any pre-condition.  

He urges the State Government of Lakes State to execute the recommendation on the release of the two members of Parliament who were detained since October 2014 and charged with inciting communal violence.

“One of the recommendations that CEPO is strongly urging the leadership of Lakes state to execute immediately without delay   is the release of the long detained two state members of parliament by the names of Marik Nanga of Rumbek North County and Makur Buoch of Rumbek East County “


In strong terms CEPO is urging the elites and politicians of Lakes State to give peace chance among their communities.

Majority of Lakes State violent conflicts are fueled by both elites and politicians and CEPO in strong terms urges both   elites and politicians to lift their hands out from ideas that fuel violence among the communities.

For the rural youth to be held accountability, the State authorities should make justice and accountability to prevail with full respect of human rights and rule of law principles. CEPO will contribute for the timely and effective implementation of the conference resolutions.