Officials attending the meeting taking group Photo in Torit 15th June 2022 by Kabaka Quintous Leone

Governor Lobong reiterates the need to make laws governing pastoral movements in the country

By Kabaka Quintous Leone 

The governor of eastern Equatoria state Louis Lobong Lojore has reiterated his call on the national members of parliament to urgently make laws governing the movement of cattle to avoid pastoral conflicts in the country

Governor Lobong was speaking during the meeting on IGAD protocol on transhuman under the theme towards ratification and domestication in South Sudan in Torit Today 

The meeting is attended by national members of parliament, the line ministries and the media

The two days meeting will focus to update on the IGAD protocol on transhuman, existing legislation and policies governing pastoralism in South Sudan and implementation structures and strategies for the IGAD protocols on transhumance

Governor Lobong says there are no laws regulating cattle movement in the country leading to diverse pastoral conflicts

He explains “What create fear the fear of unknow is simply because there is noi law and because these cattle keepers are very unruly the cause problems they move anyhow but if there is law such fear could have not been there you the parliamentarians must enact law .the fact is that we need food and we cannot depend on milk alone or livestock. We also need livestock that is what will make our county very rich” .

“This meeting will help us and the region, this animal must be regulated. the livestock in sudan depend entirely from South Sudan. Welcome to EES the historical sites, our town is peaceful and if you don’t enjoy Torit is your own making. Am asking IGAD to schedule all conferences in EES”, Lobong stresses   

The Head of Mission of IGAD to south Sudan Mohamed Elduma on his part says the meeting is the first of its kind to create awareness to the members of parliament who are the sole representatives of their people and will later disseminate the message to their communities 

I would like to thank Governor Lobong and his people for hosting us on behalf of IGAD am happy that IGAD has upgraded it office to a mission. the mission now is facilitating all IGAD activities in South Sudan we work on peace and security, supporting the implementation of the peace agreement. IGAD is working on regional integration in the region and this is the first agenda of the IGAD since establishment. we have economic operation and social development so the office try to diversify activities organized in south Sudan to domesticate national action on transmission

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