July 3, 2021 — A delegation of Nyepo Community leaders together with political leaders hailing from Nyepo Payam and led by the chairperson, Mr.James Pitiya Gabriel, met and briefed the Governor of Central Equatoria State, Hon. Emmanuel Adil Anthony, on fundamental issues ranging from cattle owners and farmers issues to Tick logging among others.
According to the Central Equatoria state Gubernatorial Press Unit, Nyepo community leaders said they are concerned that some cattle herders are resisting orders to return to their areas of origins despite growing disputes between the cattle herders and local farmers.
The leaders also raised concerns over alarming food insecurity which they attributed to “invasion by the cattle herders into the area.”
Nyepo community leaders requested rehabilitation of educational facilities, healthcare centers and roads in Kajo-Keji as a whole and particularly in Nyepo payam.
The community leadership pledged its unwavering support to rally behind “the wise and able leadership of Governor Emmanuel in all ways possible.”
They further request the leadership of Governor Adil to accelerate efforts to get the cattle herders to return home, their places of origin.
According to the Gubernatorial Press Unit, Governor Adil assured the community that his government will coordinate efforts to get the cattle herders to exit their areas.
“Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony reassured the community members of his government’s readiness to see to it that the cattle herders vacate areas in Kajo-Keji County and some counties in the state to their places of origin.” CES Press Unit State.
“Governor Adil also assured the community that his government is committed towards addressing the issue of tick logging which is still happening in some parts of the state and particularly in Kajo-Keji and particularly in Nyepo payam.” They added.
Adil also promised to upgrade infrastructure in Kajo-Keji and assured them of his readiness to work hand-in-hand with the Nyepo community.