Bor, Jonglei State, The Government of Jonglei state has sent South Sudan People’s Defence forces to disputed area located in an island of the Nile river to restore clam.
This week, fighting have been reported to have errupted between two communities of Jonglei and Eastern Lakes states neghboring communities over fishing ground inside the Sudd area.
The island of Chuet-Akuet or Jorwai has been inherited by fishing community. Both Ajuong community from Jonglei state and Ador from Eastern Lakes state claim ownership.
The minister of Information from Jonglei state, Atong Kuol Manyang said that the state government had sent local authorities and the army to restored clam.
Atong Kuol said communication is poor due to absence of telecommunication services in remote area of Jorwai.
She said that the county comissiner have been instructed by state government to update state governemnt on the matter.
“The commissioner of the area from Jonglei state site left with some forces to find out clear information,” Atong told Eye radio said.
Several months ago, some reports, indicated that some armed youth have been forcefully collecting taxes from fishermen saying the area belongs to them, hence resulting in fighting.
On August 7th, 2019 the local communities and authorities of Eastern Lakes and Jonglei states concluded an inter-communal dialogue, convened with support from UNDP, to resolve conflict between two communities of Jonglei and Eastern Lakes states.