CEPO trains 23 community peace monitors in conflict management

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) has trained 23 community peace monitors on conflict management and mediation to intervene in the crises that may occur in their communities.

By Awan Achiek

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) has trained 23 community peace monitors on conflict management and mediation to intervene in the crises that may occur in their communities.

The two-day training which kicked off in Kajo-Keji County of Central Equatorial State was held Under the Theme “Peace Is Our Collective Reasonability.”

 William Lukudu project manager of CEPO said the peace monitors trained by Austrian Center for Peace (ACP) were drawn from five Payams of Kajo-Keji County.

“The peace monitor is Lucy because they have experts from Austria to train them on Conflict Resolution and should be grateful for this opportunity, peace begins with you and the community at large, especially during the time the county needs the skills knowledge and training,” said Lukudu.

Phanuel Dumo, the Commissioner of Kajo-Keji County urged the Community peace monitors to be leaders in their communities.

“I appeal to peace monitors from each Boma to take the training as a golden opportunity because it will impact them with knowledge and skills on peacebuilding,” said Dumo.

For her part, Evans Amos the Director of the State Ministry of Peacebuilding said the peace monitors will help the communities in bringing about peace and stability in the country.

“We appeal to partner Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) and Austrian Center of Peace (ACP) and donors to double more effort of funding so the work with peace monitors church leader’s musician and create an environment for returnees within communities,” she said.

CEPO distributed 23 bicycles to community Peace Monitors to help facilitate their mobility.

The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization also plans to set up a panel of national mediators to help resolve disputes among communities in the country.

The idea comes amid concern over the rampant communal violence in some parts of the country.

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