Governor Chagor Emphasizes Importance of Customary Laws in Jonglei State
In an official address on Wednesday, H.E. Denay Jock Chagor, the Governor of Jonglei State, inaugurated a five-day workshop focused on the ascertainment, review, and training of traditional chiefs regarding Dinka customary laws in Bor. The workshop brought together county commissioners, chiefs, women, and youth from four counties within the state.
Governor Chagor expressed his gratitude to representatives from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for organizing the training program.
He highlighted the significance of customary laws in fostering social cohesion within communities and urged citizens to preserve and uphold these laws in accordance with international human rights conventions.
During the workshop, participants will receive training on various aspects of Dinka customary laws, ensuring a deeper understanding and appreciation of their cultural heritage.
The Governor emphasized the importance of promoting traditional practices while also aligning them with internationally recognized human rights principles and standards.
In addition to the workshop, Governor Chagor also attended an end-of-year party for Bor Pabial Primary School. Taking the opportunity, he expressed his gratitude to the students and parents for their dedication to education.
The Governor recognized the importance of investing in education as a means to empower the younger generation and secure a brighter future for the community.
The Office of the Governor’s Press Unit issued this statement on behalf of H.E. Denay Jock Chagor. As the workshop progresses and further developments arise, the Governor’s office will continue to provide updates.