Kamuto, Kapoeta County, New
Sudan - June 29th - July 10th, 2004
Recommendations and Resolutions of the Chiefs and Traditional
(Extracts of, but keeping the reference numbers of the selected
WE, the Traditional Leaders and Chiefs of New Sudan having
met at Kamuto, Kapoeta County, New Sudan, from June 29th -
July 10th, 2004, do hereby recommend, resolve and commit ourselves
1. The Holding of the Conference
1.1 Express our deepest delight with the holding of this
first-ever and historic Conference of the Traditional Leaders
and Chiefs of New Sudan.
1.2 Commit ourselves and impress upon the Sudan People's
Liberation Movement and Government of South Sudan, the governments
of the Nuba Mountains and Funj States to continue organising
such an event at least once every year, where they shall meet
at County level once every three months and at a State level
once every six months
1.5 Register this significant conference as a landmark for
the people of New Sudan as they struggle to restore their
3.. Mutual Forgiveness and Reconciliation
3.3 Without reference to past events or any prejudices attached
thereto, we commit ourselves to resolving all disputes amicably
and peacefully through our established legitimate institutions.
4.. Unity of Purpose Amongst Our People
4.2 Create and strengthen all institutions or activities
that shall deepen the sentiments of unity and harmony amongst
our respective communities.
8.. Disarmament of Non-Members of Organized Forces
8.2 Initiate and implement coherent, consistent, strategic
and balanced plans for conflict resolution and disarmament
of all communities.
9. Culture within New Sudan and its Future
9.2 Commit ourselves to respecting our cultures and conduct
such inter-cultural dialogue with a view of enriching our
quality of life and overall well-being.
9.3 Work towards the regeneration, promotion and revival
of our cultures through specially designed programmes, studies
and research activities.
9.4 Call upon the SPLM and Government of South Sudan and
the governments of Nuba Mountains and Funj States to commit
adequate resources for the documentation of every aspect of
the historical and living cultural traditions of all communities
of New Sudan.
9.9 Recommend to strongly discourage all forms of traditional
tribal markings and facial or other scarification and female
11.. Local Governance
11.5 Carry out training and educational programmes designed
for enhancing and improving the role of Traditional Leaders
12 The Role of Traditional Leaders and Chiefs in
12.1 Enhance the role and responsibilities of Traditional
Leaders and Chiefs in all aspects, particularly as regards
the tenure and ownership of land and other resources belonging
to their respective communities.
12.2 Call upon the SPLM and Government of South Sudan and
the governments of Nuba Mountains and Funj States to assist
with establishing County, State and national forums for the
Traditional Leaders and Chiefs.
14.Civil Defence and Law and Order
14.6 Resolve existing conflicts between customary and common
laws, through research, studies and the enactment of harmonised
laws as applicable.
14.7 Conduct meetings, discussions or studies between various
Traditional Leaders and Chiefs to acquaint themselves with
each others customary laws.
15. Mechanisms for Resolving Community Disputes
15.1 Establish peace-building networks and institutions,
devoted to popularising the sentiments and values of peaceful
coexistence within and among communities.
here to download the full Kamuto Declaration by Traditional
Leaders and Chiefs,