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South Sudan parliament approves EALA MPs

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March 13, 2017 (JUBA) - Members of Parliament (MPs) in South Sudan’s unity government Monday have approved the appointment of nine members picked to represent the country at the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

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The regional assembly is the legislative body of the East African Community. It is composed of nine elected members by the legislatures of each member state. At least there should be two women among the nine MPs.

The selected representatives are from different political parties including the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led by Taban Deng Gai.

According to the Speaker of Transitional Legislative Assembly, Anthony Lino Makana, the representatives were selected in accordance with the provision of the 2015 peace agreement.

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SLPM) nominated six members including two women, while the SPLM-IO nominated two members.

The government nominated Gabriel Garang Aher Arol, Gabriel Alaak Garang, Gai Deng Nhial, Ann Ito, Thomas Tut- and Isaac Aziz Justine Basugbwa.

Joseph Ukel Ubango, leader of the United Sudan African Party (USAP) was nominated to represent the other political parties while Adil Elias Sandrai and Gideon Gatpan represent the SPLM-IO.

Makana said the representatives were selected based on their academic qualification and political awareness, while the inclusivity of other political parties, regional balance and gender representation was also taken into consideration.

The appointed members took an oath of office on Monday after the parliamentary approval.

The speaker said he would notify the clerk of the East African Legislative Assembly of the appointment of the representatives.

The elected representatives will serve for two terms, with each term running five years.

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  • 14 March 2017 16:27, by Nyesi Ta

    Kiir Al Awiir projects are always bogus. Our country is starving yet the rubber stamp parliament approves this bogus so called representatives to EALA instead of saving for immediate need within the country. 9 people for what? is one person not enough idiots? After all, what interest do you want nine people to represent. what does SS have other than people starving and dying every days.

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    • 14 March 2017 19:15, by Midit Mitot

      Shit! these will be backbenches MPs in East African Parliament which would not be productive.

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  • 14 March 2017 23:11, by garrak1520

    What a hail are your priorities? Half of the country is starving and you dare to take hard currency that you work so hard to get and send it to the so-called EALA. You have a draft constitution meaning not approved yet, you dare spend money on something which for now will not be of benefit to South Sudan. South Sudanese People first!! Stop the war, and resign. You fail the nation.

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  • 14 March 2017 23:17, by garrak1520

    If you have one million to throw at EALA, please pay those hard working businessmen/contractors who fed your army for so long. You are sitting on their invoices. The future of South Sudan belongs to those hard working men and women. Pay the invoices and let them bring food for the starving nation, nation that you are purposely starving. Remember, what goes around must come around.

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