By Michael Ghai Tong
Jonglei State Governor vow to work for peace and stability during his welcoming ceremony in Bor, the state headquaters of Joglei state on Wensday.
Denay Jock Chagor, the newly appointed governor of Jonglei State was appointed under the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU). Denay was a nominee of South Sudan opposition alliances commonly known as SSOA. He was first appointed as the minister of higher education science and technology. When the allocation of the states was finalised by the two principals, Jonglei state goes to the opposition alliances (SSOA). As the result, Denay was relieved from his position and appointed as the governor of Jonglei state.
On Wednesday, Governor Denay Jock promises to work hard in achieving everlasting peace within the state and with neighboring States.
“I am declaring to you that we are left with no any other options than peace. My government will work with you in achieving peace within Jonglei and beyond. Peace happens when we share our resources together, work force together and do all things together,” Governor Denay told public in Bor during his reception.
Stephen Phar Kuol, who is a National Minsiter for Peace and Reconciliation calls on state citizens to remain united. Phar appeal to residents to work for peace and reconciliation.
Jonglei State Youth Union chairperson Wal Alier Jokoy encourages the governor to work hand in hand with youth to combat compelling issues facing the State.
“I want to assure you that Jonglei State youth are working hard to stop the current flooding crisis and in the other hand Jonglei State youth are for peace and unity within and with our neighbors” Mr. Wal said.
Wal promised that the youth will stand firmly behind Denay administration and urge him to join youth who are fighting to stop flooding.
Awut Philip Biar, acting chairlady for Jonglei State Women Association calls upon governor to create more job opportunities for youths.
She advised new government to use locally generated revenues for a better service delivery in the communities.
Jonglei Governor Deny Jock assured residents that his government will stop sexual gender based violence in connection with employment in sectors of work force.
“I am aware that many women can only be employed when they give their bodies to men. I will not allow this to happen in my tenure. Man are not the first class citizen. The same work that a man can do, a woman can do too” Denay said.
However, Jock told the National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) who are providing services to local communities in Jonglei.
UNMISS, Deborah Schene Head of Field Office said UNMISS and all international agencies will support state government to ensure that peace and development is achieved in South Sudan.
By Michael Ghai Tong