Running for harmony: Morobo residents celebrate International Day of Peace



Running for harmony: Morobo residents celebrate International Day of Peace

I firmly believe that for us to have a lasting peace in South Sudan, we must end all forms of inter-ethnic divisions, learn to coexist and unify our forces.

JUBA, South Sudan, September 27, 2021 / APO Group / –

“I am really happy to participate in this race and I am proud that women took first and second place,” said Cecilia Sande from Morobo.

Since 2016, this 5-kilometer race has been a regular fixture in Morobo County, central Equatoria, bringing people together in a spirit of unity in diversity.

“We want this competition to continue because it is not only an exercise for our body but also helps us to unite as citizens of the same country”, adds Cecilia.

For Moro Mathias, 56, his age did not prevent him from participating in this invigorating activity.

“I know I will have aches and pains soon enough. The last time I participated in a race was in 2002. But I wanted to go out with my fellow citizens and support the cause of lasting peace in our country, ”he says.

For Agnès Obba, peace means the construction of roads, the silence of arms and the unification of forces.

“I firmly believe that for us to have lasting peace in South Sudan, we must end all forms of inter-ethnic divisions, learn to coexist and unify our forces,” she said. “There can be no piecemeal peace; peace must include everyone: our young people, our women, our men and our children.

For his part, Angelo Obadia says he believes peace means the presence of security and stability that allows all refugees in neighboring countries to return home and rebuild their livelihoods.

“Following the civil war, most of the inhabitants of Morobo fled to neighboring countries like Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are South Sudanese and we must create inclusive peace that will motivate them to return to their own country, ”he said.

“Women and children have been the most affected by the ongoing outbreaks of conflict; children, in particular, have no education and are idling at home, while teachers from county schools have dispersed to Juba or have been killed, ”he continues. “Our children are the future of South Sudan and without education an entire generation will have lost all hope of a prosperous future.

According to James Mawa, Morobo County Commissioner, now is the time to leave the scars of the past and move forward.

“We all have a collective responsibility to avoid conflict and embrace each other as brothers and sisters. We are all South Sudanese and we must shape the future we want together, ”said the Commissioner.

The race was jointly organized by UNMISS and the communities of Morobo to promote the International Day of Peace by bringing people together, while keeping all COVID-19 preventive measures in place.

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