JUBA, FEBRUARY 6th 2023 (SUDANS POST) – South Sudan’s first vice-president and main armed opposition SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny on Sunday said peace will still remain elusive in the country until when the government resettles the displaced, end violence and disseminate peace.
Machar made these comments during Sunday prayers at one of the local church in Juba where he also called on the Church to help in the dissemination of peace starting with their various congregations.
“Let us reconcile first in the Church before moving to those involved in intercommunal violence,” said the first vice-president.
Machar warned that peace will still remain elusive in the country because people are still displaced, there is escalating subnational violence all over the country and that the government has failed to disseminate the information as provided for in the revitalized peace agreement.
“We told our people on 31 October 2018 at the Mausoleum that peace has come but for me this peace remains elusive because we still have IDPs and Refugees who are yet to return to their homes,” Machar told the Church gathering.
“We still have intercommunal violence because the message has not properly reached our people, however, with this pilgrimage we should kick off the dissemination of the agreement to our people on the ground, in the POCs and Refugee camps,” he added.
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