SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNOR’S FORUM

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South Sudan’s Jonglei Governor Denay Jok Chagor has encouraged state officials to consistently engage in talk on how to resolve issues that have over the years afflicted and disrupted peace in the area, located to the east of the country. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / GOVERNOR’S FORUM
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DATELINE: 21 JULY 2021, BOR, SOUTH SUDAN

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1. Wide shot, pan of delegates in forum hall
2. Med shot, set up of Jonglei State Governor
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei:
“All our conditions are very similar in all the counties. The issue of water – be it floods or drinking water—the issue of schools, hospitals, the issue of child abductions, the issue of communal violence, revenge killings. And it won’t go away until we talk about it, until we address it. The government can solve some of the problems, but not all the problems.”
4. Various shots, delegates
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei:
“I believe that I can understand somebody as long as we speak the same language. I believe that people can understand me if they can hear me. So even if we fight, I believe there is nothing wrong, we can talk about it, and we can figure out why we are fighting. If there is confusion, let’s deal with the confusion before we move on, because if we try to move on with the confusion, we cannot move [forward].”
6. Various shots, delegates in attendance
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei
“This is a time where we have to interact with ourselves [so that] I can understand you, and where you can understand me.”
8. Med shot, Professor Julia Aker Duany, Under-Secretary, National Public Sector Ministry
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Julia Aker Duany, Under-Secretary, National Public Sector Ministry
“What has been le ft is how we can ease security arrangements, and I think if we can have a sizeable army or organized forces, which are not too bulky but focused and trained to become a national army, I think we can make it.”
10. Wide shot, pan of delegates

STORYLINE:

South Sudan’s Jonglei Governor Denay Jok Chagor has encouraged state officials to consistently engage in talk on how to resolve issues that have over the years afflicted and disrupted peace in the area, located to the east of the country.

SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei:
“All our conditions are very similar in all the counties. The issue of water – be it floods or drinking water—the issue of schools, hospitals, the issue of child abductions, the issue of communal violence, revenge killings. And it won’t go away until we talk about it, until we address it. The government can solve some of the problems, but not all the problems.”


Speaking at a three-day UNMISS Civil Affairs Governors and Stakeholders Forum in Bor, Governor Chagor also stressed the importance of denouncing tribal politics.

SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei:
“I believe that I can understand somebody as long as we speak the same language. I believe that people can understand me if they can hear me. So even if we fight, I believe there is nothing wrong, we can talk about it, and we can figure out why we are fighting. If there is confusion, let’s deal with the confusion before we move on, because if we try to move on with the confusion, we cannot move [forward].”


The forum brought together state ministers, county commissioners, chiefs, traditional leaders, women and youth leaders.

SOUNDBITE (English) Denay Jok Chagor, Governor, Jonglei:
“This is a time where we have to interact with ourselves [so that] I can understand you, and where you can understand me.”

For her part, Professor Julia Aker Duany, an Under-Secretary at the National Public Sector Ministry, highlighted the urgent need to roll out final security arrangements as contained within South Sudan’s 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement.

SOUNDBITE (English) Professor Julia Aker Duany, Under-Secretary, National Public Sector Ministry:
“What has been left is how we can ease security arrangements, and I think if we can have a sizeable army or organized forces, which are not too bulky but focused and trained to become a national army, I think we can make it.”

The three-day meeting was aimed at building trust among government officials, sharpening their understanding on their role in implementing the provisions of the Revitalized Peace Agreement and preparing a final document for an upcoming Governor’s Forum in the country’s capital, Juba.
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