Former Labour minister calls citizens to support peace
Former Labor minister Gathoth Gatkuoth in the office
By Kitab A Unango
Former national Minister of Labour, Public Service and Human Resource Development Gathoth Gatkuoth Hothnyang has called on South Sudanese to support President Salva Kiir and the arranged peace celebration scheduled for Tuesday next week in the capital Juba.
The country is preparing to hold a national peace celebration on October 30th to mark the signing of the Revitalized peace agreement inked last September in Addis Abba, Ethiopia.
The celebration which is expected to bring in oppositions would bring hope to all South Sudanese both within and abroad.
Speaking to Juba Monitor exclusively yesterday in Juba, Gatkuoth called on all South Sudanese to rally behind President Kiir and support Peace celebration.
“I am calling on all South Sudanese to rally behind our President Salva Kiir Mayardit, come together and support the upcoming peace celebration because he has been in front fighting for peace,” Gatkuoth said.
He urged South Sudanese to put away their differences despite challenges for the sake of peace and wait for election to exercise their political rights.
“All of us should come together to support this peace, though the peace has many challenges including ethnic and regional imbalances, South Sudanese should put all that behind till the time of election where they will demonstrate their political rights but not by fighting,” Gatkuoth said.
The former minister added that it was crucial to bring together scattered South Sudanese for healing and reconciliation.
“It is very important this time to bring all South Sudanese people who are living abroad as refugees and Internally Displace People to move towards reconciliation in the country”, Gatkuoth said.
Gatkouth who was the SPLM-IO appointed labour minister was relieved by President Salva Kiir last August and replaced by the former army chief Gen. James Hoth Mai.