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Government has failed to evacuate pastoralists in Equatoria: Machar

The First Vice President Riek Machar Teny has said they have failed to evacuate pastoralist from greater Equatoria region where intermittent clashes between farmers and pastoralist are still ongoing.

 “The government has been struggling to move pastoralists from land that are occupied by people who do farming, since 2005 we moved people and took them to where they originated from and it took days to see them back moving with their cattle,” Machar said during the opening of the review of the Local Government Act and the Land Act in Juba on Wednesday.

He said the government needs to regulate land to attract investors and also to end incessant land grabs.

Ruben Madol Arol, the national minister of justice and constitutional affairs said they are reviewing the transitional constitution to conform to the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

“The government of South Sudan through the council of ministers has approved the land policy, we need to enhance and also position the land policy with regard to review of laws,”   he said.

Arol said they are about to start reviewing the 2011 transitional constitution in order to conform to the provisions of the revitalized agreement.

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