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International scepticism should not push to spoil South Sudan peace: Kiir


President Kiir (R) and SPLM-Io leader Machar shake hands after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement on 12 September 2018 (photo AFP)
September 15, 2018 (JUBA) - President Salva Kiir Saturday said he understands international scepticism on the government’s commitment to implement the revitalized peace agreement but expressed hope that it would not push them to be peace spoilers.

Kiir made his remarks in a statement on the signing of the revitalized peace agreement to the South Sudanese where he expressed his commitment to implement an agreement he "voluntarily reached". Also, he said that by being united South Sudanese can achieve stability and development.

Reacting to the Troika statement on the peace agreement, he said he was aware of the international scepticism over the government’s commitment to making peace, pointing that during the liberation struggle people questioned their ability to get the independence but they emerged victorious.

"Our destiny is not determined in the corridors of power outside South Sudan, we have been capable of writing our own history and this time is not any different," he said.

"We welcome any scepticism because it will only fuel our resolve to consolidate peace in our country. Where we may be concerned is when sceptics become spoilers to the peace process just to prove their doom prophecies," he added.

In a statement released on 12 September, the Troika countries said concerned about the parties’ commitment to the agreement, and to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement signed in Addis Ababa in December.

The Troika further said they want to be convinced by the government’s seriousness through the end of violence, humanitarian access, a release of political detainees and justice.

President Kiir with the support of the South Sudanese and the opposition groups they will work to democracy and a prospering nation.

"We are on course to build the most democratic, stable, just, and prosperous society in Africa and it starts with this Agreement," he stressed.

Regarding the recovery and development projects, he once again spoke about the roads construction and agriculture agreements sealed with the Chinese government and companies on the sidelines of the Forum on China - Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

"We will do this using our oil resources to pay for infrastructure projects so that we do not pass debt burden on our children and the generations to follow," he said before to add that the "success of these projects depends on the consolidation of peace".


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  • 15 September 23:01, by Nairobimitot

    The two Powerful leaders President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the First Vice President cannot wait to work together and develop this country through peace and stability. South Sudan belongs to President Salva Kiir and his Vice Presidents, and if you are a holdout group, you need to hold out as long as you like because you are not going to succeed and because you do not want peace.

    We need roads I mean good quality roads that will be better than any other African countries. We need hospitals at least five hospitals in Juba, and we need a big airport to be built so that the development can go smoothly without any obstruction.

    President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar need to understand that the country belongs to them and if they fight, the state will collapse, and the people of South Sudan including beautiful small children of South Sudan will suffer. And that is not what they want. The President loves all his people, and he wants them to have a better future and better quality of life. I am very Sorry for the war but let this war be a good lesson to all of us, those who are dead and those who are living and those are not yet born.
    South Sudan will never have a civil again.

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  • 15 September 23:40, by The Rhino

    What a joke,

    Strickly spoken,these two people,Kiir and Machar wasted the ideal precious moment of real peace and stability in South Sudan right after the secession of the country from North Sudan 2011.Now,why would today a simple South Sudanese believe that these two power hungry idiots would ever provide services,education or build schools,roads and hospitals in South Sudan with scathed economy?

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  • 16 September 07:49, by Eastern

    The other day in Yei town, a deranged SPLA goon attacked a UNMISS convoy wounding a peacekeeper in the process. Kiir may be talking one thing but his unruly village boys drafted into the SPLA DON’T have his command control and this is where the signed peace jokes can be undone...!

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    • 16 September 20:36, by jubaone

      Eastern, Rhino
      13 yrs this Kiirminal has done nothing and you don’t need any rocket science to foretell that nothing with this kiirminal will work. You need a critical mass of hard working, skilled and intelligent Equatorians. Graft, idleness, theft and jienge idiots with fake Busoga University who want to be benydits and bandits.

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  • 16 September 21:43, by One people

    Eastern, the Rhino, jubaon
    the fuelers.
    Having a gay ass people like you in our country will never make our country as a great place or saver place for anyone who might leave in our country South Sudan.You’re always talking about Dinka this and Dinka that. You forgot that dinka are the one who give you an order, now I want to order you to say jienge to me, and you must say it

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    • 17 September 03:38, by Joseph Canada

      I am writing to the leadership of Sudan tribune to enforce the discipline of the intimidation and the use of Foul language to intimidate the discussion. Please wake up;

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      • 17 September 10:15, by deontay

        Yeah you’re right sudantribune should ban faggot one and his alt account/husband eastern for constant and nonstop tribalism spewed at another ethnic group(the dinka

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