GAGUANG NATIONAL CONVENTION RESOLUTIONS

MAKER PAYAM, THOROW COUNTY!

Dated 5th & 6th March, 2020.

April 2, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — Gaguang Community drawn from different spectra of the Community that include, Intellectuals and Political Leaders, Local Chiefs, Elders, Church Leaders, Military leaders, Youth groups and Women held a two days Convention in Maker Payam from March 5th -6th 2020 under the Theme: 

        Peace, Reconciliation, Unity and Development”

Local Chiefs of the Gaguang_Nuer community holding a conference in Maker Payam of Thorow County(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

Local Chiefs of the Gaguang_Nuer community holding a conference in Maker Payam of Thorow County(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

The Convention that is one of its kinds in a generation and was attended by more than 3,500 participants coming from different spectra of the Community as mentioned above. The Convention deliberated on the following three agenda items:   

  • Internal and External Killings must stop. (Gaguang should live peacefully among themselves and in a co-existence with their neighbors as well);
  • Thorow must remain as a County of its own, although most of the counties created during the war were dissolved. 
  • This Convention shall be held Annually.

(1) FIRST AGENDA ITEM RESOLUTIONS:

After two days intensive deliberations on the agenda items mentioned above, the Conveners resolved the following points: 

  1. That the internal communal conflicts, within Gaguang various sub-clans (in-fighting) or with the neighboring communities be stopped altogether with immediate effect. Based on this resolved point, the Convention participants agreed that: 
  2. Blood -compensation to the victims’ families and relatives as traditions and laws required must be perform with immediate effect with the help and cooperation between County and Local community leaders as soon as possible. The blood compensation shall be back dated at least starting from the past 7 years to compensate the family of the victims who were killed but not compensated in those times by proceeding administration due to various reason; 
  3. To prevent any further communal conflict, the participants in the National Convention agreed that White Army’ as a Peace Force is to be organized with their Leaders nominated by each sub-clan. The leadership of this Peace Force shall jointly work together with County Administration and the Chiefs, and with the entire Community to prevent recurrence of violent conflicts that have been taking toll on lives and livelihoods of our people.  Code of conduct that will guide the operations and the activities of this Peace Forces shall be developed by their leadership with the support of the County Administration prior to the election or selection of the leadership body. Diaspora Community are encourage to provide logistics support to that Peace Force in order to conduct their operations effectively and in timely manner. 

(2) SECOND AGENDA ITEM RESOLUTIONS: 

  1. The Community agreed that a committee drawn from Intellectuals and Political Leaders in conjunction with Community Leaders are to be set to make necessary follow-up with the Country’s leadership on issue of allowing Thorow its inherent and un alienated right to operate as a County of its own given its unique identity as a the distinctive Community within large Eastern Jikany Community;  

(3) THIRD AGENDA ITEM RESOLUTIONS:

  1. The participants to the Convention further agreed that this Peace Convention shall be held annually so as to keep the community informed about the important of managing and prevent conflicts using various conflict management mechanisms including local and traditional conflict management tools. It shall also be done annually to ensure that the Community lives in peace.  In this regard, it was agreed that Diasporas Community Leaders, County Administrations shall take lead in the organization of the next year Convention schedule for the following:
  • 5th MARCH 2021 
Local Chiefs of the Gaguang_Nuer community posting for a picture in Maker Payam, Thorow County on March 6, 2020(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

Local Chiefs of the Gaguang_Nuer community posting for a picture in Maker Payam, Thorow County on March 6, 2020(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

Maker Payam. 

Priority to the Convention, various Committees and Sub-committees comprising the Gaguang Community Leaders, Intellectuals and Political Leaders and County Administration shall be involved.  

  1. It was also strongly stressed and agreed that Gaguang sons and daughters from diaspora must leave their differences and work collectively for the common good and betterment of the Community.  
  2.  Finally, it was agreed that a Committee consisting of County Administration, Diaspora Community Leaders, Intellectuals and Community Leaders have been constituted to follow the implementation of the resolutions of this Convention in spirit and in letter.    

(4) DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS REQUEST:

  1. Due to heavily flooding, the Community request Government and diaspora Community to construct flood fence in Maker Payam, that would prevent detrimental effects of floods that threatening the life of local populations and their livestock in Maker Payam.
  2. The Community also request basic service such as Primary Health Care and local Schools to be establish in all 7 Payams

PARTICIPANTS WHO HAVE SPOKEN IN THE CONVENTION!

Some of the participants who participated at Gaguang-Nuer community conference in Maker Payam, Thorow County, on March 5th & 6, 2020(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

Some of the participants who participated at Gaguang-Nuer community conference in Maker Payam, Thorow County, on March 5th & 6, 2020(Photo credit: Duol Kun Thian)

S/N NAME IN FULL POSITION
1 MR. BHAN GONY CHUOL DAP CHAIRMAN, THOROW COUNTY YOUTH ASSOCIATION
2 MR. CHAN BOL DUOP DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, THOROW COUNTY YOUTH ASSOCIATION
3 MR. MUOCH DENG MAR SECRETARY GENERAL, THOROW COUNTY YOUTH ASSOCIATION
4 MRS. MARY NYAKUTEY PATHOT WOMEN’S LEAGUE
5 MRS. MARTHA NYAYUAL KHAM WOMEN’S LEAGUE
6 MRS. MARY NYANHIAL JOCK WOMEN’S LEAGUE
7 MR. KHER BAYAK MET ELDER FROM NYANG SECTION
8 MR. WIYUAL BUOM KIKUEY ELDER FROM NYANG SECTION
9 MR. JOHN HOTH WUOL ELDER FROM NYANG SECTION
10 MR. PALEK THOK PEAT ELDER FROM CHIE-NYINGIE SECTION
11 MR. STEPHEN KHAN NYAYUL ELDER FROM CHIE-NYINGIE SECTION
12 MR. TUACH GATLOU CHAK ELDER FROM CHIE-NYINGIE SECTION
13 MR. KOANG NYANG KUETH ELDER FROM GAAT-CHIKA SECTION
14 MR. WAL BUOM CHUOL ELDER FROM GAAT-CHIKA SECTION
15 MR. KAYIER PADHAL YUOL ELDER FROM GAAT-CHIKA SECTION
16 MR. LOANG RUOT BANGOANG SUB-CHIEF, MADING PAYAM
17 MR. NGUT CHUOL NGER HEAD CHIEF, KOAT-GUTA PAYAM
18 MR. WAL MALUAK LAM HEAD CHIEF, WANG-NYANG PAYAM
19 MR. YANGDING TUT KOANG HEAD CHIEF, GUR-NYANG PAYAM
20 MR. TOT KUEY TENY HEAD CHIEF, MAKER PAYAM
21 MR. BIEL THOK CHUOL HEAD CHIEF, BIL-JALOK PAYAM
22 MR. TUT KUANY WUR HEAD CHIEF, WECH-NYOT PAYAM
23 MR. CHUOL LUL YOT PARAMOUNT CHIEF, THOROW COUNTY
24 MR. WAL YOR KHAM TOWN BENCH COURT, THOROW COUNTY
25 MR. THANYANG KIIR RANGDIT SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER
26 MR. ISAIHA LAM THOT SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER
27 MATTHEW KEK GACH ROSS COORDINATOR, THOROW COUNTY
28 COL. NYAHON DIEW NYOAP SPLA-IO OFFICER
29 MAJOR PUR DENG LUAL THOROW AREA OPERATION COMMANDER
30 COL. DHAN KUN THIAN THOROW AREA COMMANDER
31 BRIG. GEN. TUACH NYAW DENG DIVISION 3 HEADQUARTER
32 MR. JAMES GUEK RIEK ELDER
33 MR. JAMES KAK LUAL ELDER
34 MR. DAVID GOTE PUOCH PASTOR TRAINEE
35 REV. MICHAEL TOP DUOL PASTOR IN-CHARGE, ECC IN WANTHOA
36 REV. JOHN YIEN CHUOL PASTOR-GUR-NYANG PARISH
37 REV. JAMES WAKOW LUONY PASTOR IN-CHARGE, MADING PARISH
38 REV. JAMES DECH BOTH PRESIDENT, NUER CHRISTIAN NETWORK IN WANTHOA WARODA
39 MR. DUOL KUN THIAN DIASPORA TEAM SECRETARY, FROM AUSTRALIA
40 MR. WILLIAM DENG DHIACH DIASPORA TEAM ADVISOR, FROM USA
41 MR. JAMES GATDET LONY DIASPORA TEAM LEADER, FROM CANADA
42 MR. TUACH BENYCHIENG DOMOK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THOROW COUNTY
43 MR. JOHN CHUOL WAL SECRETARY GENERAL, SOBAT AREA
44 HON. YIEN GACH RUEY MP, SECRETARY FOR CABINET AFFAIRS, SOBAT AREA
45 HON. TUT TUACH NYAW COMMISSIONER, THOROW COUNTY
46 H.E. JAMES BANAK RIANG GOVERNOR, SOBAT STATE. He addressed the Convention through phone while he was in Ulang County for insecurity and emergency purpose.

VIVA! GAGUANG NATIONAL CONVENTION!

VIVA! PEACE AND RECONCILIATION!

VIVA! JAMES BANAK RIANG

VIVA! DR. RIEK MACHAR TENY-DHURGON

AUTHORISED BY:

HON. TUT TUACH NYAW,

COMMISSIONER, THOROW COUNTY

MRS. REBECCA NYATER GACH

CHAIRPERSON, GAGUANG COMMUNITY IN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  1. JAMES GATDET LONY

CHAIRMAN, GAGUANG COMMUNITY IN CANADA

  1. PETER PAL KONG,

CHAIRMAN, GAGUANG COMMUNITY IN AUSTRALIA

CC: Hon. Maj. Gen. James Banak Riang, Governor Sobat Area

CC: H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Chairman & Commander in Chief, SPLM/A-IO.

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