Juba, South Sudan,
July 08, 2021 – The Governor of Central Equatoria State Emmanuel Anthony Adil has ordered cattle, keepers, from other states to vacate Central Equatoria to allow farmers to embark on agriculture.
In an Independence Day statement forwarded to Nyamilepedia, Adil said the hunger and starvation threatening the livelihood of citizens in the state was a result of food insecurity as cattle destroy planted crops leading to poor yield.
“As we celebrate, let me renew the call and urge our brothers within CES and those who came from other sisterly states to return back with their cattle to give our farmers the opportunity to carry on with their agricultural activities to help fight hunger and starvation in the country,” he said.
The Governor also issued an apology to the people of Central Equatoria for the ongoing insecurity which has equally threatened livelihood.
“Cessation of Hostilities should be respected to give peace a chance in Central Equatoria State our people have suffered enough and should not continue being subjected to further war-related agonies. As such, the State Government would like to apologize for all the sufferings underwent by its citizens during the past conflicts that were indulged into after the independence was achieved,” he said without stating the measures being taken to stamp insecurity out of the state.
From armed clashes between government and opposition forces to bloody inter-communal violence, Central Equatoria State has emerged as the hotspot of violence in the Greater Equatoria Region.