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‘Sudan won’t attack Uganda’

By Vision Reporter

Added 1st December 2009 03:00 AM

THE Government of Southern Sudan will not launch military attacks on Ugandans living along the border in Moyo district.

By Dennis Ojwee

THE Government of Southern Sudan will not launch military attacks on Ugandans living along the border in Moyo district.

“It will never happen. We have thousands of children (Southern Sudanese citizens) studying here in Uganda from nursery to university level. There is no way we (SPLA) can break this tie with Uganda,” Southern Sudan internal affairs minister Maj. Gier Chuang-Aloung recently said in an interview at Acholi Inn in Gulu.

“Our people along the borders with Uganda in Moyo could have been misled by people with personal interests. Otherwise, there should not be any border problem among the people from Southern Sudan and our brothers in Moyo because many of our leaders attained their education in Uganda.”

Chuang-Aloung noted that many of the leaders from Southern Sudan need to get accurate information before they react about the border issues.

Southern Sudanese and Ugandans in Moyo district recently had a border conflict arising from a land dispute.

Chuang-Aloung promised that the two governments will solve the conflict.

“We have been one and must remain one. Trade and businesses must go on normally and we want peace between our people on both sides, in Southern Sudan and Uganda,” the governor of the Central Equatorial State, Lt. Gen. Clement Wani-Konga, added.

Wani-Konga disclosed that there were Ugandans from Arua and Moyo districts peacefully living and doing business in Southern Sudan.

‘Sudan won’t attack Uganda’

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