Civil Society to roll out State stability and peace forum
By Wek Atak Kacjang
The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) has launched a plan to roll out Monthly State Stability and Peace Forum at each state and administrative Units after finalization of the formation of Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity at state and Local Government levels.
Speaking to Press yesterday, the Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) Edmund Yakani said that they established Committee from the parties’ signatories to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan on 3rd of August, 2020. And issuing public briefing through South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC) that they are progressively addressing the issue of responsibility sharing in relation to the remaining political seats for competition of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity at national, state and local government.
“All parties’ representative spoke in SSBC confirmed that they have resolved the issue of responsibility sharing at local government level while they are continuing with negotiations over parliamentary seats and cabinet at states level, as well as independent Commissions. Community Empowerment for Progress Organization appreciates the parties for this remarkable briefing,” Yakani said.
He added that it is essential to keep the public updated on accurate information related to the competition of the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity at national, states and local government.
He revealed that without regular accurate briefing of the public on the political process for finalizing the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of national Unity at national, state and local government levels than there will be political speculations.
“Recently false about the responsibility sharing negotiation is spreading across the country. This misinformation is misleading public opinion and instigating meaningless political tensions. Therefore, the committee tasked for finalizing the responsibility sharing on the remaining political seats should regular updates the public on their progress”.
Yakani pointed out that it is real that parties are behind the schedule with regards to the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. So, keeping the public updated on accurate development on the peace agreement implementation process it is essential.
CEPO is also urging the parties to honor enforcement of 35% for women, inclusion of people of young age and persona disabilities during their appointment of candidates to various political seats at the national, states and local government levels. CEPO is not ready to tolerate any more violation of the 35% for women at state Legislative and cabinet, local government, council of states and independent commissions.