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Gov’t halt discussions on the laws


The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers stand at attention at a containment site outside Juba on April 14, 2016.

By Morris Dogga

The government has put on hold discussions on the Country’s Security Acts pending the reconstitution of the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC)-the body tasked with the amendments of the laws.

On Tuesday, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs PaulinoWanawilaUnango presented on behalf of the National Security Service Act, the National Prions Service Act, Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) Act, National Police Service Act and the Wildlife Service Act to the Council of Ministers.

But the Cabinet deferred the discussions on the bills given the fact that the NCAC would be reconstituted as per the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) according to the Deputy Minister of Information Lily Albino Akol.

“The Council agreed to defer the bills until the new body is formed. Once it is formed then they will look into amending and reviewing these bills and presenting them for approval after which it will be taken to parliament for ratification,” Lily told journalists after the meeting.

The NCAC is established under Chapter 1 Article 13 of the ARCSS as one of the organs for implementation of the Revitalized Agreement.

It is comprised of two representatives of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS), two from South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement –In Opposition (SPLM-IO), one from Former Detainees (FDs), one from other Political Parties (OPP) and two representatives from IGAD.






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