17th February 2019
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5 states resolve cattle-related conflicts

Author : Magdoline Joseph | Published: 2 years ago

A joint peace conference aimed at resolving cattle-related conflicts in Terekeka, Amadi, and the former Lakes state ended today in Rumbek.

The conference, which commenced on Tuesday, revolved around cattle migration and destruction of farms.

In an interview with Eye Radio, the Minister of Information in Western Lakes said the five states agreed to form a joint border committee to oversee a resolution agreement that they have agreed on.

The committee will be responsible for establishing a joint border court, which will be used to try any case between farmers and cattle keepers.

Bol Majok says another resolution stipulates that all the cattle keepers will not be allowed to move to farming areas with guns, but the joint committee will provide them with security.

This committee is going to be the body that will be tasked with responsibility to operationalize this rules and regulations,” Mr Majok said.

“The presence of the committee will help to mitigate the conflict that seasonally escalate between farmers and pastoralize.”

The conference brought together governors of five states of; Terekeka, Gok, Amadi and Western and Eastern Lakes.

Other participants include; chiefs, representatives of cattle keepers, farmers and some leaders from Misseriya and Dinka Ngok to share their experience.

The peace conference facilitated by the United Nations and Vistas organization is expected to end today.

The chairperson of the committee and its members are yet to be named.