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South Sudan peace body urges to appoint state governors


March 28, 2020 (JUBA) - The revitalized peace implementation oversight body, RJMEC, Saturday urged the South Sudanese parties to expedite the appointment of state governors and local governments.

President Salva Kiir speaks at the army's command council in Juba on October 31, 2019 (PPU photo)The power-sharing process at the level of state governors is stalled over a claim by SPLM-IG of President Kiir to be allocated six of the ten governors, while the other peace parties say it should take only five positions.

In a bid to break the deadlock, Augustino S.K. Njoroge, the Interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) convened a consultative meeting of the parties to the peace pact on Friday 27th March.

Njoroge "commended the Parties for the compromises that they have made so far leading to the formation of the RTGoNU and urged them to continue with the spirit of collegiality during the Transitional Period and beyond," said a statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Saturday.

He "also reminded the Parties of the cardinal principles upon which the R-ARCSS is anchored, which include inclusivity, equity, peace and reconciliation, collegiality, relationship and trust-building, justice and fairness, among others," further said the statement.

The meeting took place upon a request by FVP Riek Machar who is also SPLM/A-IO leader for the assistance of the RJMEC to break a deadlock on the modalities of responsibility sharing as provided for in the revitalized peace agreement.

In line with the peace agreement, the power-sharing ratio at State and local government levels shall be TGoNU: 55%; SPLM/A-IO: 27%, SSOA: 10%, OPP: 08%. This means that the SPLM-IG should get five governors, SPLM-IO three governors and one governor for the SSOA and OPP.

However, the SPLM-IG claims that the government’s 5.5 number of States should be made six, pointing that its share should be more than the parties.

Observers in Juba wonder why the SPLM-IG of President Kiir insists on the 6 governors because it has five members in the Independent Boundaries Committee and the National Pre-Transitional Committee and that this situation is not different from the others.

Also, arithmetically, the SPLM-IO with its 2.7 and OPP with its 0.8 are more qualified for rounding up to three and one respectively than the SPLM-IG with its 5.5.


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  • 28 March 2020 23:38, by South South

    Riek Machar, the only disease we have in South Sudan is out again making bogus claims.

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    • 29 March 2020 00:33, by Games

      Numbers are speaking by themselves. Nothing more or less can be added to it. We better preach than going back to war and without Machar, South Sudan is nothing

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      • 29 March 2020 00:48, by Mayendit

        The chief of staff general for IO, Simon Gatwech Dual and many more others generals are hiding something perhaps, should they gets any chance then, they will arrested him because they have been disappointed the ways Riek Machar Teny always handling any movement. Simon Gatwech Dual has requested his leader Riek to come to Diehl HQ of IO.

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        • 29 March 2020 01:22, by South South


          Leave Games alone, he is mentally retarded. Today Kiir formed Body to Implement Security Arrangements.
          1- Tut Gatluak, presiednt, IG
          2- Mayiik Deng, deupty, IG
          3- Stephen Par Kuol, general secraety, IO
          4- Angelina Teny, memeber, IO
          5- Paul mayom, member, IG
          6- Salvatore Garang, member, IG
          7- Josephine Joseph, OP
          8- Rizig Zachariah, IG
          9- Akol Koor, IG
          Kiir is a president, not Riek

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        • 29 March 2020 06:08, by Games

          Machar will go to his headquarters when time comes. Nobody is planning to arrest him.

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      • 29 March 2020 10:17, by Eastern


        Excellent comment, thank you!

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        • 29 March 2020 10:21, by South South


          Go to the hide old, coronavirus will take away your life. As I said to you before Eastern, Kiir is commanding position. Where are those big talks from you " Everyone is stakeholder", Iam laughing.

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  • 29 March 2020 06:12, by Games

    Anything is not done correctly according to peace agreement that were signed by all parties, Machar would report it to the heads office.

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    • 29 March 2020 10:01, by South South

      Riek is a crying baby. Let him continue running around and complaining like a chick, that’s all what he can do. Juba is the best place for him to safe his life. Kiir is there to protect him with his family who own IO in reality. IO generals are running away from him. Kiir will make decisions only, big decisions will be made by president.

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      • 29 March 2020 10:27, by Eastern

        South South,

        Please clean your backside before you rant here...The R’ARCSS is the best and the LAST chance for killer Kiir to be your president. Take a serious note of this...!

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        • 29 March 2020 10:41, by Eastern

          South South,

          With the dangerous ams divisive elements of Omar el Bashir’s NCP apparatchiks in governments both in Juba and Khartoum, there won’t be peace in the two Sudans...!

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        • 29 March 2020 10:44, by South South


          Old man, you are very wrong. Remember what I told before. Power speaks louder and people listen to you when you have power. Kiir managed to hit very hard the rebellion in South Sudan. This is the only reason people are back to Juba to listen to him, a very strong man like Kiir can act, move, change and fix anything as he wants.

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          • 29 March 2020 11:04, by South South


            Please don’t make these faults again. when you are weak, you are shit like NAS. Do you know why nobody is talking about NAS internationally, regionally and locally? Because it is a very weak organization, it’s shit and wasting time to talk about it. When you have power, you can talk to me, but for now, you weak and shit to me.

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  • 29 March 2020 13:36, by Gat Baluony

    SPLA-G behave like a fool, and they did things as fool does, the agreement is very clear, as its stipulated, "The peace agreement says responsibility sharing at state and county levels shall be 55% for incumbent TGoNU, SPLM-IO 27%, SSOA 10% and OPP 8%.", but it should be clear to group of pool led by imperial Salvator.

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  • 29 March 2020 14:00, by Nuer Kanguan

    Dear all.

    South Sudan is not for Kiir and Riek alone and they can never be there forever, let us think critically on better way how we can rebuilt and restore what has been destroy and make this Country Great again.

    Let us give peace a chance in our individuals hearts, i have observe many time with your contribution comments reflect only on defensive of each tribalism line.

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