The governor of Eastern Equatoria State, Louis Lobong, on Thursday sent a committee to investigate an attack on health workers in Imehejek in Lafon County that led to the withdrawal of humanitarians from the area.
The committee headed by Angelo James comprises parliamentarians, community leaders, representatives from the state health ministry, education ministry, and partners.
The state health minister, Lodae Pasquale, said the team will spend three days holding meetings on the ground.
“The team is already on their way to the meeting but another committee was formed by the community there and they have already held some preliminary meetings,” he said. “The team from Torit will go and base their discussions on the resolutions of the community committee and come up with the best way forward.”
Visor Lokali, a Member of Parliament representing SPLM-IO in the Eastern Equatoria State legislative assembly appealed to the local communities to cooperate and give accurate information to authorities so that the issue is resolved.
Meanwhile, Mengisto Ukach, the commissioner of Lafon County, welcomed the formation of the committee to probe the shooting incident and applauded the state leadership and community leaders for trying to find a solution to the problem.
Source: Radio Tamazuj