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South Sudan government is ready for peace implementation: Kiir

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President Salva Kiir meets Sudanese journalists at the State House in Juba on 3 August 2018 (Photo South Sudanese presidency)
August 3, 2018 (JUBA) - The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Friday said his government is ready to implement a deal that it has negotiated with the opposition groups stressing that it was not imposed by the IGAD mediation as it was the case in August 2015.

President Salva Kiir discussed with the visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister El Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed the implementation of the security arrangements and power-sharing agreements.

Kiir further held a press conference with the big Sudanese media delegation that travelled to Juba with Minister El-Dirdeiry.

In his press conference at the State House, President Kiir declared his full commitment to the agreement initialled on 25 July and will be signed on 5 August.

"The 2015 deal was forced on us, this is why when we signed the agreement I signed with 26 reservations and the agreement collapsed before us. This agreement I am sure will not collapse because the people of South Sudan have agreed to make peace between themselves," Kiir said.

The revitalization process has been conducted under the direct supervision of the IGAD Council of Minister including the South Sudanese government.

This approach has enabled the South Sudanese government to impact the decision-making and propositions at the level of the mediation which was accused of considering Juba’s positions more than the opposition groups.

This time, also, the mediation held workshops for the parties and came out with proposals to be discussed at the negotiating table. The opposition groups denounced this method and accused the mediation of ignoring its positions in the proposals it drafts.

“This agreement will not collapse and I am sure that it will not collapse because the people of South Sudan have now agreed that they must make peace among themselves,” he further stressed.

Kiir said his government is keen to have a comprehensive agreement with the participation of all the parties as the transitional period will witnesses important activities to achieve political and economic reforms.

He further pledged to settle the remaining outstanding issues with SSOA and SPLM- FDs which contest a referendum on the fate of the 32 states.

"These outstanding issues that are not yet resolved, we shall resolve them as soon as I land in Khartoum," said Kiir.

However, Kiir said they need some time to finalize the preparation to receive the First Vice President and two vice-presidents and other ministers.

“They need security, they need vehicles, they need houses... five-vice presidents, this is a very big responsibility to manage. I need to get for them their transport, and one person needs a motorcade of maybe five vehicles. Where will I get this?” He said.

In return, he declined to comment on the issue of Abyei area saying they have now to end the inter South Sudanese conflict before to resume talks with Khartoum on the disputed border area.

For the SPLM-N, Kiir repeated his readiness to mediate the conflict in Sudan’s Two Areas but said Khartoum should accept first such initiative.

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  • 4 August 04:24, by Pakuai

    "they need vehicles, they need houses... five-vice presidents, this is a very big responsibility to manage. I need to get for them their transport, and one person needs a motorcade of maybe five vehicles. Where will I get this?" Well, I am not trying to be negative about this good news. But Mr. Salva Kiir, his current govt & the South Sudanese people>>>

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    • 4 August 04:31, by Pakuai

      will just welcome them back, and them go to wherever they were living before they left South Sudan or Juba. Are these same oppositions not the ones who have been constantly lectured or preached the South Sudanese people that our economy had collapsed and that they were the ones who have all the money our country needs? So I hope, our oppositions will come back to Juba with cargo plain full>>>

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      • 4 August 04:40, by Pakuai

        to the brim with loads & loads of green bags (US dollars)! Sarcasm intended my dear South Sudanese fellows. We were bombarded with all those nonsense before in 2015 that coming back of Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom & their allies, was a coming back of prosperity to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people, but instead, Mr. Riek Machar & his then mercenaries asked for transport from UN to Juba>>>

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        • 4 August 04:46, by Pakuai

          And obviously, he didn’t come with cargo plain loaded with US dollars, but mercenaries to come & take over power by force instead. Mr. Pagan Amuom as cunny as he was, didn’t dare came back to Juba since he knew pretty well that what he signed in Adis Ababa a plain sellout of our country to foreign interest groups and was an absolute high treason>>>

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          • 4 August 04:53, by Pakuai

            Mr. Pagan Amuom then went to US & temporally went & seeked asylum in Colorado, probably to be a bit closer to US army for arms & munitions I guess. But Mr. Pagan Amuom later appeared outside the UN building and asked the UN & the NGOs to take the control of our country and our people, here we go!>>>

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            • 4 August 04:58, by Pakuai

              My fellow South Sudanese, for every South Sudanese dead & alive today, blame games has not started yet. We just need to put our country & our people back together again. But our ’national dialogue’ right here inside South Sudan was the surest & quickest way to go about these things. But since the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies consider our country to be over sea’s protectorate>>>

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              • 4 August 05:04, by Pakuai

                and our people to their subjects/slaves. Our problems have been deliberately kept away from the South Sudanese people who would come & own the damned peace that is being kept away from them & peddled about in foreign hotels, brothels & bars. As I had been posting it on this SUDAN TRIBUNE & other forums. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between are the ones>>>>

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                • 4 August 05:09, by Pakuai

                  negotiating their evil selves into our country. But they are using their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Adwok Nyabe; to come & loot our country like what the evils have been doing in Dr Congo, central Africa republic (CAR), Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries>>>>

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                  • 4 August 09:20, by Games

                    Pukuai/Caveman
                    Nobody is coming to lives in Juba soon. Salva Kiir should first talk about the security arrangements for those 5 VPs and I mean, IO doesn’t trust Salva Kiir to provide maximum security for them. All the forces must be moved out from the cities and the regional forces, which will protect both Salva Kiir and the Oppositions leaders must be put in place first.

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      • 4 August 08:22, by Kenyang ll

        "Well, I am not trying to be negative about this good news. But Mr. Salva Kiir, his current govt & the South Sudanese people will just welcome them back, and them go to wherever they were living before they left South Sudan or Juba."

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        • 4 August 09:16, by Kenyang ll

          Pakuai,
          Average South Sudanese want nothing but one big happy, peaceful South Sudanese. You pointed out but that’s not what is going to happen. Traitors and killers will be rewarded while true heroes and martyrs who laid down their own life (and family) as happened in 2005 will find themselves being betrayed, unrewarded, neglected or worse being used as scapegoats and possibly be hanged.

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  • 4 August 06:57, by Ojok James

    Pakuai !!!!!!!!!!
    Revisits your comments and minimize the level of your foolishness, am sorry for the wasted sperm and my deepest condolences to your family especially your parent. What a dem human are you? Honestly your is beyond madness. Like it or you don’t like what I said but is the truth.

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  • 4 August 07:05, by Ojok James

    To Sudan Tribune
    Am very disappointed with your editors because of allowing such conflicting and useless comments from such the like of Pakuai, Mayendit and etc to dominate this social media. This one even determine how this media outlets is very disorganized. Please control people comments. Thanks

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    • 4 August 07:25, by Mayendit

      Ojok James forget about your complain

      There is a freedom of expression,freedom of speech and individual rights and you can not override those important in life and I would recommend you to quit commenting if you don’t like it. Please keep singing.

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  • 4 August 07:39, by Mayendit

    Here is my best advice to both sides rebels leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny and president Salve Kiir Mayardit. Strong commitment is needed. Rebels generals must be taken to training school so that, they have to know their duties. Government’s generals must be trains on how to prevent any conflict and good leadership in the SPLA. Private soldiers also must be retrains to be aware taking side is danger.

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  • 4 August 07:57, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    Peace based on subjugation is not peace at all. Peace that is obtained after either political or military confrontation must be a result of compromise and therefore inclusive. But what we are seeing in Khartoum is all about petroleum exploitation for Khartoum benefit, Kiir and Machar and exclusion of core issues in discussion of peace talks that resulted in the war. War Ingredients still stay put.

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  • 4 August 08:06, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

    How was 2015 ARCISS imposed on Kiir when delegations of both opposition groups and government deliberated on the subject matter for a long period of time. How is it different now? Please do not lie to world community. The collapse of that peace agreement was due to lack of political will to implement it and it due to lack of integrity. It is not different now. Kiir is Kiir . No change expected.

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    • 4 August 09:39, by South South

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
      2015 ARCISS was designed and planned by US, UK and Norway, everyone knows that expect a few people in South Sudan who are hiding under computers to spread lies everyday. This one of 2018 is a real one and it came directly from South Sudanese leaders, therefore, it will work.

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      • 4 August 22:35, by jubaone

        South South
        Just shut up ya juronit. Your jiengelands have had peace since 2005 till today. However, you’re just incapable of anything worthwhile. Only when Equatoria is at peace, SS will know NO peace whatsoever. Today all non Equatorians have run and sought refuge, accommodation, education and food. Without Equatoria, SS is just another shithole

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  • 4 August 14:47, by lino

    Good luck SS!!! Let see this time if you are qualified of implementing what you said self- negotiations!!! In regards to security, I think the Agreement of this section was the first agreed on top and the Regional Forces will be busy soon chasing all Government of the day and Opposition Forces out of the cities!!! Only personal protect of 5-10 personnel allowed!!!👨🏿???X 10.

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  • 4 August 18:02, by Nairobimitot

    Go ahead President Salva Kiir Mayardit and sign the peace all your people have been waiting to see. Also, you need to sit down in Juba with your brother Riek Machar, and you need to tell Riek not to rebel again because you and Riek are getting old, you are suffering, and the people of South Sudan are suffering too. Also, You the President and Riek Machar need to have a clear vision about the future of the country. A long-term vision for all the people of South Sudan is required and not only individual interests. The children of South Sudan should be loved by clearing the future for them. If the President and the first Vice President can do that, all the martyrs will be very happy in their graves including Dr. John Garang de Mabior.

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    • 5 August 00:39, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

      Nairobimitot,

      What is new that the two leaders can do or bring to citizens after working together for a long time till they brought death, rape and misery to the people of South Sudan? What has changed between them? Both of them want to rule South Sudan through brutality. What we see is an alliance of Dinka and Nuer to govern the country.

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      • 5 August 01:04, by Nairobimitot

        jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        You are one of the people who in the first place brought the war to South Sudan. Do you think your followers or rebels are good people and they can bring Peace to South Sudan?

        Nobody is perfect in this world, but you can only correct your mistakes and learn from them as you move forward to a better future for yourself and your families. The same theory can be applied to our country. The people of South Sudan, I mean all of us must realize that Peace and forgiveness among ourselves are the only way that will bring life to normal in our country. Stop your nonsense argument and stop blaming the other people for your own mistakes and blindness. You need to be strong and move forward over your hatred of President Kiir and Riek Machar. All of us must offer new ways and ideas that can help us live together with us one people again. Stop the blam and think about new ideas that can keep the country and the people together. Let the people hear about your new plans and not only blaming the leadership all the time you are in the media. Wake up and grow up.

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