Home | News    Friday 12 August 2016

South Sudan president to address legislators of transitional parliament

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 11, 2016 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, will on Monday next week address a transitional parliament of the new government formed per the August 2015 peace agreement with his former first deputy, Riek Machar, the new speaker and his office announced on Thursday.

JPEG - 19 kb
President Salva Kiir Mayardit speaks to the National Legislature on the occasion of the inauguration of the three years extension of his mandate, on July 8, 2015 (Photo Moses Lomayat)

The upcoming parliamentary address, according to presidential officials and parliament, will be an opportunity for the president and his two deputies to unveil plans about how they could collaboratively work and move ahead together with the implementation of the peace agreement and whether or not they will stick to key provisions in the deal, specifically those related to the security and governance matters.

There are concerns that with the new First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai, allegedly compromising provisions of the peace deal, the needed reforms in the country may not be implemented in accordance with the agreement.

Presidential adviser on decentralization and intergovernmental linkage said Thursday that the president is expected to unveil plan and pledge commitment to promoting unity and security

“The unity of the country is paramount because the independence of South Sudan was neither the work of one person nor one party nor was it a sudden event. It was a process that took place over a long period of several decades. It was the climax of a popular movement. Legislators, workers, ex-servicemen and ordinary people agitated to achieve independence. We are heirs of their efforts, successors to their struggles and, now, possessors of their patrimony,” explained Tor Deng Mawien.

The independence, Mawien further argued, did not come easily or cheaply but came only after decades of distress, distrust and, tragically, deaths.

“Let us not now dwell on the pain of the past but look with faith to the future. Let the sacrifice of those who struggled and died inspire us today and guide generations to come tomorrow and beyond. Independence meant change. It meant, at the collective level, a change from colony to nation. It meant, at the individual and at the psychological level, a change from subject to citizen and from discrimination to dignity and equality. Statehood, however, meant more than political change,” he stressed.

Meanwhile the new speaker of the transitional national legislative assembly, Anthony Lino Makana, said in a statement that he expected all members of parliament to report to the house and take their seats by around nine o’clock in the morning on Monday before the president arrives.

“I would like to take this opportunity to inform all the members of parliament, honorable ministers, presidential advisers, state governors, chairperson of the commission and all those other categories to know that the transitional legislative assembly will be opened on Monday by the president of the republic. All are invited to attend this important event,” announced Makana.

Meanwhile fighting has been ongoing around Juba between forces loyal to President Kiir and those loyal to his ex-deputy, Riek Machar.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 16 September 2016 11:13, by Mr Point

    "I would also like to say something about rampant corruption in the Movement. At the moment some members of the Movement have formed private companies, bought houses and have huge bank accounts in foreign countries. I wonder what kind of system are we going to establish in South Sudan considering ourselves indulged in this respect."
    - Salva Kiir, Rumbek (2004)

    repondre message

  • 28 September 2016 21:00, by Midit Mitot

    Parliament of backbenches and untalented politicians, what are you doing in that shaky room without saying any thing about citizens? Just eat your rubbish money silently, Kiir is confusing South Sudanese that, He is addressing the parliament, Athuot!

    repondre message

  • 2 October 2016 14:32, by White Nation

    This dirty man call Kiir will led this Country to zero bese he never plan as leader,just he got his plan from JCE who driving Kiir to left hand. So I will not be worry Dr.Machar is there for South Sudanese people to service the Country from zero to better Nation with all developments in all corners of South Sudan. Bese Dr.Machar is not like Kiir who just developed one part of the Country.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Armed Struggle and Civil Resistance in Sudan: A catch 22 situation 2017-01-22 08:22:12 By Elwathig Kameir 1. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) issued a press statement, on Jan. 17, declining a US initiative (of which I have seen a copy) for the delivery and (...)

Civil lawsuit on behalf of Sudanese victims against BNP Paribas 2017-01-22 08:13:14 Civil lawsuit on behalf of Sudanese victims of Khartoum's atrocity crimes brought against BNP Paribas in U.S. Federal District Court (filed January 20, 2017) By Eric Reeves The civil suit (...)

Gen. Paul Malong Awan: The impeccable multi-purpose hero 2017-01-22 06:24:04 By Akol Ayom Wekdit No doubt about it. South Sudan has, indeed, produced a hero and a leader only described in superlatives. On the continent and abroad, Gen. Paul Malong Awan, the SPLA Chief of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Abduction of S. Sudan Chief Justice’s aide illegal, should be condemned 2017-01-16 05:27:50 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16th January 2015 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has learned with shock and dismay the abduction of Mr Gama Thomas, an aide to the Chief Justice, Chan Reech Madut. (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)

Nertiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir’s regime 2017-01-03 11:54:47 Sudan Democracy First Group Nirtiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir's regime 2 January 2017 On the first day of 2016, and only one day after President Bashir's (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.