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South Sudan’s NDM rejects Kiir’s consultation meeting


February 14, 2020 (JUBA) – Another South Sudanese political party has turned down an invitation by President Salva Kiir for a consultation meeting on a proposal by the IGAD to resolve the number of states issue.

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On 9 February, President Salva Kiir asked the IGAD leaders to give until the 15th February to consult with “his constituents” before to take a decision on compromise proposal providing to re-establish the 10-state administrative system.

However, the government called on the signatories of the peace agreement to take part in a meeting on 14 February that will gather government ministers, state governors, religious leaders and other dignitaries in South Sudan.

Lam Akol, the National Democratic Movement (NDM) leader distanced himself from the meeting saying it is “unacceptable” that the regime to try turn what was an internal consultation of SPLM-IG as per the request into a "national" one involving all and sundry”.

“The NDM cannot and will not be part of this charade and is advising all its members, supporters and the entire South Sudanese not to give this internal SPLM-IG matter any legitimacy,” he further stressed.

The SPLM-IO has already rejected the call for the consultation meeting saying they are not concerned by this meeting which should be with “his constituents”.

The South Sudanese government spokesperson Minister Michael Makuei stressed during the weekend that his government will maintain the 32 states and will from the transitional cabinet whatever the position of the other peace partners.


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  • 14 February 2020 23:34, by Khent

    The only viable solution to this impasse is to revert to the three [3] Regions; three Regional Governments are a lot more sustainable than 32 States... States with their associated Departments, Ministeries, Governors, Ministers and civil servants. Also, there are too many layers of ’Government’. We have five [5] layers -> Federal, State, County, Payam and Boma...

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    • 15 February 2020 02:35, by Khent

      ..I propose that we restructure our Administrative layout; it should be Federal, Regional, County and Payam. Every Federal body, force, institute and agency should be equally represented by the three [3] Regions and these Regional representations should be further divided equally among the Counties in the respective Regions...

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      • 15 February 2020 03:41, by Khent

        ..Suppose we required 120, 000 members for a united and representative military, each Region would then provide 40, 000 military personnel. This formula could be replicated in every Federal body.

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  • 15 February 2020 04:51, by Mayendit

    The government spokesman Mike Makuei Malueth is our patriotic man as well as Dr.Martin Lomoru. Please continue do what you thinks are right for citizens and the country as a whole. The Issue of the States and its boundaries are our internal Affairs that should resolved within nation. Riek Machar and Lam Akol are the diseases of South Sudanese people since they break away from SPLA and SPLM and joi

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  • 15 February 2020 05:02, by Mayendit

    President Salva Kiir Mayardit, you have done a big mistake when there was a fighting at J1, you gave Riek Machar your car to get away while hundreds left dead around your Palace. Now don’t feel a coward leader but be strong and don’t confusing your supporters because the vast majority of South Sudanese people wanted more States for next generations even though there are no budgets yet, we still n

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  • 15 February 2020 05:11, by Mayendit

    Lam Akol and Riek Machar are the losers politicians who have been campaigning against the will of South Sudanese people in years. Riek Machar Teny has no main objective for what he and his rebellious allies took armies against government. The Issue of the States and its boundaries should be left for national unity government to decide whether or not the referendum process will satisfied anyone.

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    • 15 February 2020 05:19, by Games

      Tells your Boss (Salva Kiir) to get his ass in Addis. We are still waiting for him and the meeting is 2.45pm sharp. The region, continent and the world are discover your long evil plans. 32 states will never work in South Sudan, Mark our words.

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      • 15 February 2020 08:25, by jubaone

        Trickery and treachery are jienges congenital attributes. They speak of 32 states (without Abyei), now they want to include Abyei as part of SS through the backdoor while leaving Hufrat el Nahas, Kafia Kingi and Ilemi Triangle cuz these aren’t jiengelands. They know Khartoum will never compromise on Abyei. Riek and IO should scrap out Abyei from any negotiations.

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  • 15 February 2020 05:21, by Games

    Unity government will be formed when all the cores peace agreement are being implemented.

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  • 15 February 2020 05:28, by Games

    Salva Kiir Mayardit had made a biggest mistakes in his life for allowing the number ones lair in the world Michael Makuei Lueth to be spoke person for him. If Makuei doesn’t respects IGAD? Where does it leave M7 in that safe his ass from white army?

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    • 15 February 2020 09:38, by Chiir

      Lam is always indifferent and never has any good proposals to lead the country. What the fuck!

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