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Gov’t rejects JMEC’s report on ACRSS

By Morris Dogga

The Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) has rejected the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission’s (JMEC) report on the evaluation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ACRSS).

Michael Makuei Lueth, government spokesperson, said on Friday after the council of ministers meeting that the report released by JMEC did not take into account all the chapters of the agreement.

“JMEC presented a report which was rather negative and is not accepted by the government of South Sudan. Members of TGoNU in JMEC objected to the report and instead the government prepared its own report in detail covering six chapters which they intend to put to use,” Lueth said.

According to the minister the government report on the evaluation of the implementation of the agreement covered the agreement, sub-article by sub-article.

Makuei said the evaluation that the transitional government came up with was that 49.9 percent of the agreement had been implemented and 17 percent in progress. “These are provisions whose implementation have started and we are moving forward with it” and a total of 33.1 percent has not been implemented”.

He said the 33.1 percent which was not implemented were provisions which were connected to other provisions.

“That is if you have not amended the acts which are set to be amended by the National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC), and then definitely you cannot talk about reforms and transformation because reforms start with the amendment of the act,” he said.




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