Abyei Civil Society-Juba welcomes the appointment of new Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area

The Abyei Civil Society Organization in Juba has welcomed the appointment of Kuol Deng Kuol as the new Chief Administrator of Abyei Administrative Area.

Chol Jong, Secretary of information for the organization spoke to Abyei FM on Wednesday. He said they will meet the leader before he comes to Abyei. He said they will present some recommendations regarding the situation of Abyei to the new Chief Administrator.

Insecurity in Abyei is among several issues threatening lives of civilians in Abyei. Violence involving cattle raiding, abduction and killing of civilians has been witnessed in some parts of the area. Authorities put the number of cattle raided since January this year at 1,500 herds.

Kuol Deng was appointed alongside eight state governors and two chief administrators of administrative areas on Monday.