This article was last updated on May 28, 2022
By Juuk Othana Mading
BOR, 27 May 2016 [Gurtong] – Jonglei State Governor Philip Aguer Panyang has called for the lifting of sanctions on South Sudan.
Colonel Aguer says the international community should lift the sanctions, which he says, have been indirectly imposed on South Sudan following the recent conflict in the country.
“The sanctions on South Sudan are real although some people think it doesn’t exist. There is no relief aid coming in and embassies pulling out their staffs. These are clear signs of sanctions,” he said.
He added that when international development organisations are directed not to undertake any activities, then ‘South Sudanese should read the sign of times’.
The Governor however expressed hope that South Sudan will come out of the situation and embark on prosperity.
He at the same time congratulated President SalvaKiirand his First Vice President Riek Machar forendorsing peace and agreeing to form a national government.
“The President has seen the suffering of the people of SouthSudan and he is looking for change at all cost. Dr Machar has also assumed his position with the two working towards development of our country,” he said.
Governor Aguer has urged South Sudanese to engage in agriculture so as to produce enough food.