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President Kiir appoints South Sudan pre-transitional body


President Salva Kiir signs the Declaration of Agreement in Khartoum on 27 June 2018 (Photo Kamal Omer)
September 26, 2018 (JUBA) - As planned, President Salva Kiir appointed the 10 numbers of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) tasked with the oversight and coordination of the implementation of the activities of the pre-transitional period.

In a presidential decree issued Wednesday but published Thursday, Kiir appointed 5 members picked by the incumbent government, two nominated by the SPLM-IO, one from the SSOA, one chosen by the FDs and one from the OPP.

In line with the revitalized peace agreement, the chairman of the NPTC should be from the incumbent government and will be flanked by two deputies one from the SSPLM-IO and the other from SSOA.

The ten members are the Chairperson - Tut Kew Gatluak - GOSS, Deputy Chairperson - Henry Odwuor - SPLM-IO, Deputy Chairperson - Gabriel Changson - SSOA, Secretary - Martin Elia Lomuro - GOSS. In addition, the committee members are Michael Makuei Lueth - GOSS, Dhieu Mathok Diing - GOSS, Awut Deng Achuil - GOSS, Deng Alor Kuol - FDs, Puot Kang SPLM- IO and Peter Mayen Majongdit - OPP.

The independent body will draw the roadmap for implementing the political tasks of the Pre-Transitional Period, and address issues of VIP security as per-security arrangements and preparations for new ministers, among others.

Also, it will prepare a budget for the activities of the Pre–Transitional Period. To finance these activities a special fund will be established with contributions from the government and donors.

NPTC will take its decisions by consensus, and it shall achieve its activities within eight months.


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  • 26 September 23:26, by Nairobimitot

    Thank you, Mr. President, for promoting your country. The people of South Sudan support you in making the peace agreement to become a success. The People of South Sudan will surprise the world. The people of South Sudan want to see the leaders uniting the country so that we can all live in peace. People do not want to suffer forever and are tired.

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    • 27 September 08:05, by jubaone

      A whole lot of nyagateen and jienges trying to run 🏃 a circus. Only cows are missing and that would make a huge luak in town. Already thokjiienge and thoknaath are official languages in most govt offices. Problem: they don’t have words for govt, ministers, committees, transition security etc. Primitive languages to lead a modern country? Wait till monkeys start speaking Bari.

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      • 27 September 08:39, by South South


        Let’s tell the truth, the second man in this committee is from Equatoria. As for Dinka language, it’s one of the strongest language we have in South Sudan. No one can force language on people. Languages impose themselves to people. I am not seeing anyone in Juba speaks Bari, only Arabic Juba is leading.

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        • 27 September 15:54, by jubaone

          South South
          Ofcourse we speak the Bari language among ourselves the Karo People and we also speak Arabi Juba cuz of the many "juron" in Juba. The word "Bari" means those that collectively take along from "Bar" or flood. We take everything on board. Bor for more than 600 yrs was Bariland till jienge savages arrived. Now they want Juba. No. Bows and arrows will work this time.

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      • 27 September 11:54, by Kush Natives

        You’re so greed and selfishness 🐵! You will never get right. Otherwise, your nightmare is about Dinka Vs Nuer period. Your desperate political debates is voided.

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        • 27 September 16:08, by jubaone

          Bush Natives
          If you jienges were hardworking and doing your things correctly, SS would not have been turned into a shithole. You even don’t know what you want. You want to rule, you fail. Just chilax and sing cow 🐮 songs while the others fix the SS. That would be great. Just accept you are losers, then we start allover.

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      • 27 September 22:15, by Dinka-Defender-General

        Jubaone, please wake up brother. we are in 21 century and you still have 15 hundreds mindset. To tell you the true, I speak Amharic, Nuer, Bari, zade, Kakwa, Kuku, Anuak, Arabic, but I do not feel inferior to any culture. I am lucky to speak these languages and be able to communicate effectively and make friends. Why do you think Dinka and Nuer are taking over the country’s languages?

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    • 27 September 16:28, by garrak1520

      Kiir is confused as usual, he is appointing folks while his own army that he has control or has no control keeps on fighting IO. He needs to put South Sudan first before himself or tribe. No thanks to Kiir, he does not deserve the thanks; the world knows he is anti-peace, all he cares about is him, selfish, narcissist. People are suffering , almost half a million dead, so what type of leader is he

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  • 27 September 13:25, by wau nar

    what do you really need in ss? are you here in ss really if so why always Dinka n Nuer what kind of war are you still fighting? what kind of human being are you ? hmmh to start the war is easy but to end it is difficult my brother You have been fighting on air but you didnot smell the smoke of the gun nor seeing a dead body in the filed .please put down your social media gun.

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