Malakal, 10 October, 2022 / 3:49 pm (ACI Africa).
There is a need for political leaders in South Sudan to view peace and justice as “necessary rights” for all citizens in the East-Central African nation, the Coordinator of the Commission for Justice and Peace (CJP) in South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa on the sidelines of a training on peacebuilding, Nyabol Ezekiel underscored the value of peacebuilding initiatives, saying they are capable of realizing peaceful coexistence among members of South Sudanese communities.
“Political leaders should consider peace and justice as necessary rights of citizens,” Nyabol said during the October 6 interview.
She added, “I am urging the leaders to take peace as something necessary, and justice should also be taken as something more essential. We can talk about peace but if we don’t talk about justice there will be no lasting peace.”
“Peace building initiatives with focus on dialogue and mediation is important for the people in communities to live together,” she further said, adding, “Politicians should help facilitate this process.”