Governor Calling on Relief Food Agencies Intervention in Wau

UN peace keepers protecting civilians in Wau Town after an internal violence fitting the local Fertite tribe and SPLA forces loyal to Salva Kiir became too violence on Friday(Photo: file)

UN peace keepers protecting civilians in Wau Town after an internal violence fitting the local Fertite tribe and SPLA forces loyal to Salva Kiir became too violence on Friday(Photo: file)

Jan 23, 2017(Nyamilepedia) —— Speaking to Nyamilepdia press, Hon. Andrea Mayar Achol, Wau state Governor, calls on humanitarian agencies to provide food to residents of Wau town to encourage them to remain at their homes.

“Many people continue to reside in the UN protection sites mainly due to economic hardship despite the fact that Wau is secure,” Mayar said.

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Thousands residents fled to UN camps and church compounds when clashes erupted between an armed group and the army early last year 2013.

During a UN agencies meeting in Wau on Thursday, the Governor warned the agencies that include OCHA and UNMISS saying that “the way you behave encourages these people to continue to be at the UNMISS camps”.

“I believe that offering the residents food while in their residential areas could encourage some to go back home” he said.

He added that he went to the chiefs in various residential areas to convince them to conduct registration.

He said the relief food should be served at the various residential areas.

In response to the governor’s call, the representatives of the UN agencies said they would continue to support the entire population of Wau town wherever they are.

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