Museveni Takes Action: Ministers Appointed to Address Uganda-South Sudan Border Crisis
President Yoweri Museveni has undertaken proactive measures to tackle the ongoing border disputes between Uganda and South Sudan.
By appointing a delegation led by two ministers, Huda Abason Oleru and Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, President Museveni aims to find a peaceful resolution to the tensions arising from South Sudan’s claim of ownership over several villages in Kerwa and Kochi.
This delegation, accompanied by key authorities and security personnel, will work towards addressing concerns and protecting the interests of communities residing along the Uganda-South Sudan border. The ultimate goal is to present a comprehensive report to President Museveni, providing a basis for a final discussion and resolution of the border disputes.
In response to the border disputes between Uganda and South Sudan, President Museveni has taken swift action by appointing a delegation led by two ministers. Huda Abason Oleru, the State Minister for Veteran Affairs, and Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, the State Minister for Primary Education, have been entrusted with the critical task of resolving the tensions.
Their immediate focus will be on addressing the claims made by South Sudanese authorities over more than 20 villages in Kerwa and Kochi.
To ensure effective negotiations and discussions, the appointed ministers are accompanied by a team comprising police commanders, Resident District Commissioners (RDCs), LC Chairpersons from both districts, army officers, and other security agencies.
This multi-stakeholder approach aims to foster dialogue, promote understanding, and find a mutually agreeable solution that safeguards the interests of both countries and their respective populations residing along the border.
Upon completion of their mission, the delegation will present a comprehensive report to President Museveni, outlining their findings and recommendations. This report will serve as the foundation for a final discussion on how best to proceed in resolving the border disputes amicably.
The appointment of the delegation follows unsuccessful attempts to reach a resolution during a previous meeting at the Yumbe and Kajokeji border. In response to South Sudan’s claim of the disputed territory, Uganda deployed the Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) to the area. This deployment evoked mixed reactions, with concerns that it could potentially escalate tensions between the two nations.
The ongoing efforts of the appointed delegation, along with the recent meeting between President Kiir of South Sudan and central Equatoria state governor Hon. Emmanuel Adil, highlight the commitment to finding a peaceful resolution.
These combined efforts aim to bring an end to the conflict and promote stability in the region. It is crucial to note that, as the process moves forward, the well-being and safety of the affected communities, such as those displaced in Bori, Kajokeji village of central Equatoria state, should remain a priority.
President Museveni’s appointment of a delegation, led by two ministers, signifies a proactive approach to addressing the border disputes between Uganda and South Sudan. By engaging in negotiations and discussions, accompanied by key authorities and security personnel, the delegation seeks to find a peaceful and mutually beneficial solution.
It is hoped that their efforts, combined with recent meetings and commitments by both countries’ leaders, will lead to a resolution that safeguards the interests of all parties involved and brings an end to the border wrangles.