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UNAMISS head praises Kiir’s acceptance of 10 states, urges to form new cabinet


Bol Wek, the Chief Administrator in the Office of the President and UNMISS head David Shearer speaks to the press after a meeting with President Kiir on 15 September 2017 (UNMISS photo)
February 17, 2020 (JUBA) – The head of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) praised the acceptance by President Salva Kiir of the IGAD compromise of the 10 states and urged the peace parties to form a transitional government.

“The announcement by the Presidency of South Sudan to return to 10 states is an important compromise to enable the timely formation of the transitional government as promised to the citizens of South Sudan,” said David Shearer on Monday.

Shearer pointed out that once the government is formed, the peace partners can make a collective decision on the number of states, administrative areas, and demarcation of boundaries.

“Compromise is possible when the political will exists. We urge all parties to reach out and embrace each other’s positions so that the peace deal can be fully implemented,” he further stressed

SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar and NDM chairman Lam Akol voiced concern over the created three areas of Abyei Ruweng and Pibor as they practically make the 10 states 13 states.

The backers of the 32 states also said
David Shearer said the government’s decision may not be welcome everywhere and could cause short term disruption as local boundaries and administrations are determined.

“It may not be the preferred option (for) some people. However, they should also recognize it has been done in the spirit of compromise to secure durable peace for the whole country,” he stressed.


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  • 17 February 2020 17:19, by Mayendit

    The vast majority of South Sudanese people are demanding more and more States but the former vice President Machar is attached the issue of States with politics. I strongly belief there will be a big problem because the citizens are not happy about returning 32 States to 10 States. Right now, people don’t like Riek Machar Teny and President Salva Kiir Mayardit because of this.

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    • 17 February 2020 18:29, by Angelo Achuil

      Mayendit, you and I know that "Public votes" or "Referendum" is the only way to justify "popular demand," not through presidential decrees. It is better that no single person should be allowed to abolish or create states. You know well the tension it caused.

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      • 17 February 2020 23:16, by Mayendit

        Angelo Achuil
        Brother I got to tell you, people are upset about Riek Machar and the President Salva Kiir Mayardit because of attaching the States issued with politics. I have never seen a president taking law in to his own hand by firings all 32 States’ S governors and thousands workers both States and Local governments

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    • 18 February 2020 00:06, by Malakal county Simon


      Speak for yourself if you were consulted when this 32 problematic States were created.... 10 States now until all citizens return to the country and until the full peace has been restored then go for election/referendum to determine how many states we really want.... Is that simple??

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      • 18 February 2020 03:10, by Mayendit

        Malakal county Simon
        Did former president Omar al Bashir consulted our people when he created 10 States?. We are full aware the reason why some Nuers people are supported 10 States and this is because of oil located in Dinkas lands. The second reason is the fact that, Nuers people fears that, they will not be able to governance themselves because of inconsistency violence all the entire populatio

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  • 17 February 2020 23:35, by Mayendit

    General Salva Kiir Mayardit had been confusing people since our struggle time and he failed to do things right. In 1991, the late Chairman Dr John Garang told him to moved out all Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia unfortunately, instead of doing that, he order his SPLA to fight with Ethiopian rebels in their own lands thus,100,000 people were washed away in Giilo River. Also he has a bad luck

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  • 18 February 2020 03:42, by Mayendit

    I am calling on South Sudanese people to reunite against those two leaders Riek Machar Teny and the current president Salve Kiir Mayardit simplest, because these two leaders have been failed over and over again. I would like to tell South Sudanese people keeping silence Will make it worse if we don’t kicked these failure leaders. Kiir Mayardit fired the entire cabinet in 2013, and now he fired 33

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