This article was last updated on May 26, 2022
The meeting between Dinka Malual of Aweil East county and Misseriyia kicked off in Warawar on Saturday according to the reports from peace commission.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal state peace commission coordinator, William Kolong Pioth, who facilitated the meeting says the two sides came together for dialogue on things causing insecurity and threats on the border and to seek ways on the upcoming seasonal migration of Misseriya to Northern Bahr el Ghazal state to look for pastures and water during summer.
“They thought it was important to come together as the bordering tribes of the two bordering countries to dialogue on things happening between their communities, especially like the crisis happening in South Sudan which some opportunists may opt to participate for their personal gains which can create problems between these tribes to peacefully coexist together,” Kolong told journalists.
According to peace coordinator in the state, the meeting also intended as a preparatory meeting amidst conference between Misseriya and Dinka Malual of Awei East County in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
He further adds that the upcoming seasonal conference is going to be massive than the usual conferences as it is meant to accommodate other Misseriya bordering Unity and Warrap states who previously used those two routes for their migration.
“This year’s seasonal migration is unique and quite massive in number as we expect to accommodate more Misseriyia nomads who were routing Unity and Warrap states but could not be able to use these states because they termed as fears on the current instabilities. We are also going to accommodate Misseriya from Abyei as well,” he said.
Kolong appeals to the two tribes to remain peaceful and refrain from imitating the crimes happening in the borders by ‘opportunists’ whom he said are the enemies of peace.