ARMED CONFLICT AND ITS EFFECTS ON DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME IN KOTIDO DISTRICT WITH FOCUS ON JIE COUNTY
LOKIRU, PETER CLAVERTON KEDIKERE
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The topic “armed conflict and its effects on development programs in Kotido District” was a study undertaken in Jie County. The main concern of the researcher and the purpose of the study were to determine the extent to which the armed conflict has continued to impact on the livelihood of the communities in the area. The study assessed five sub sectors, namely: livestock production, universal primary education, primary health care, rural water supply and road transport. The research as well used modern scientific research methods to collect, process, test, analyze and compile data and information from various sources as described in the chapters. Findings reveal that armed conflict had become complex, persistent, widespread and more devastating in the recent past. And it concludes that no sign of it being eliminated in the near future. The research team proposed some measures directed to various players in an attempt to mitigate the effects of arm conflict. There is a need for government, development partners and local communities to work together, design and develop appropriate medium and long term development plans. Government should develop security systems that are community based aimed at promoting productivity in all sectors. Government should develop and implement policies which include protection of communities and their property, peace education, peace building alternative disputes resolution by use of dialogue, conflict resolution and reconciliation.