Western Lakes Authorities To Return Raided Cattle To Eastern Lakes State
The Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement Agency, in Western Lakes State Benjamin Makuer Mabor has said that more than 100 cattle that were raided in Eastern Bahr Naam by youth of Western Lakes will be returned to Eastern Lakes State Authorities on Saturday.
Western Lakes Authority returns raided cattle to Eastern Lakes State [Photo by Mabor Riak]
By Mabor Riak Magok
RUMBEK, 17 February 2017 [Gurtong] - Benjamin Makuer in an interview with Gurtong said that the handing over ceremony will take place in Eastern Lakes State Aluak-aluak County which is situated at the border between the two States and will be attended by the two Governors, County Commissioners, Chiefs, Gelwong youth and community leaders.
Tilling Maborkuei, the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) Project Officer in Rumbek East, confirmed that the over one hundreds herds of cattle are being escorted by security personnel to Eastern Lakes’ authorities.
Eastern Bahr Naam County Commissioner, Mapuor Malek Malual said the handing over of the cows is the beginning of the implementation of the inter-States peace dialogue conference organize by CEPO and UNMISS Civil Affairs department in Rumbek field office in December last year between Western and Eastern Lakes.
The Commissioner of Western Bahr Naam, Mapour Malek reveals that some community members were not happy during the process because their raided cows were not returned to them by Eastern Lakes State.