Eastern Equatoria Peace Commission Seeks Support From Partners

Participants following the discussions at a peace commission workshop in Torit. [Gurtong | Peter Lokale Nakimangole]The Peace Commission Deputy Chairperson German Charles Ojok said during the opening ceremony for a workshop that the commission is looking at the best methods to use in fulfilling its mission of attaining peace.

The commission is tasked with mitigating conflict among communities and change the attitude of conflict makers into peace makers.

He also pleaded for support from the development partners for the new commission to commence operations and build the capacity of the staff to initiate programmes on conflict mitigation.

“The State Peace Commission office kindly requests your full participation and support to the commission in putting an end to conflict among our communities so that development can be delivered to the citizens of this state,” he said.

The peace Commission’s Planning Director Benjamin Otimore explained that the mission is to work with various communities and community structures for peaceful conflict resolution and transformation in partnership with likeminded organizations and institutions.

The State Peace Commission was established in February under gubernatorial decree with a mandate of promoting and coordinating peace building and reconciliation throughout the State.

Present during the workshop were International, local and community based organisations.

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