By Morris Dogga

The committee tasked with reviewing the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Act, 2009,  the SPLA rule and regulations 2008 and the SPLA white paper has started its work, Defense Minister Lt. General Kuol Manyang Juuk said.

Juuk said the amendment of the SPLA act will commence the transformation of the army as well as defining its mission as agreed during the recent SPLA Command Council Conference.

“The new SPLA organization structure had been approved by President Kiir, and the new defense restructuring will define the transformation process of the military policy,” he said.

Juuk made the statement last Thursday while opening a one day workshop for the National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC) where he called for the immediate amendment of the Secuirty Law.

He said once the committee finished reviewing the SPLA act; it will be presented to the National Constitution Amendment Committee for further consideration and amendments.

The Defense Minister said his ministry had embarked on overseeing the implementation of the SPLA Sixth Command Council Conference recommendations and regulations.

“All these will be in support of transformation and the work on strategic defense and security reform that has conducted several meetings and workshops,” Juuk said.

The SPLA command council also discussed issues related to the transformation of the army and more than 70 resolutions were passed including the need to change the name.