Tomori, NCMP – The peace and reconciliation conference for Upper Nile state that was scheduled by the Office of the First Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar to begin in Juba on Wednesday, has been postponed.
The three-day conference that supposed to come up in Juba has been postponed indefinitely.
According to a press statement from the office of the first vice president seen by NCMP, the conference was postponed due to preparation arrangements.
The letter states that a new date will be set and communicate to all. The postponed conference is expected to be attended by nearly 500 participants comprising political and community leaders from Upper Nile State.
They are drawn from Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Juba, and Malakal IDP camp.
According to a senior official of the SPLM-IO, the conference is an opportunity for the people of Upper Nile to dialogue and address their grievances.
Below is the press statement: