August 9, 2011 (JUBA) – The government of Lakes state have reported that preparations to launch a comprehensive civilian disarmament programme across the eight counties of Lakes state is ready to be initiated.
Daniel Ayual Makoi, Juba, July 2011 (ST)
The Lakes state traditional chiefs’ authority and the Gelweng pastoralist youth leaders are being involved in informing their respective communities about the exercise of disarmament which will commence soon.
Lakes state acting governor Daniel Ayual Makoi, said that the communities are ready to lay down their arms peacefully. He also warned all those who plan to resist disarmament or hide arms will face justice.
Ayual said that there have been significant changes in terms of security across Lakes state since South Sudan gained independence on 9 July.
“After independence, there has been very significant changes. There has been no inter-community conflict going on.” said Ayual. He described the traditional chiefs as “ready and prepared” to work with the government in the disarmament programme.
He noted that state governments have put forward arrangement to protect civilian from any abuse during disarmament process.
This is not the first time Lakes state civilians have been disarmed since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was singed in 2005. A stipulation of
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