NUNU-Warns wayward officials

By John Agok

National assembly speaker Jemma Nunu Kumba has warned of dare consequences to both national and state officials’ who will be found to be involved in malpractices.

Addressing the Fifth Governors forum in Juba Nunu outlined some of the malpractices that should be avoided by public officials as misconduct or failure to execute national mandates under their jurisdictions, adding the Governors had the full mandates to summon those found involvedand where necessary recommend to the national government the course of action to be taken..

Nunu also pledged that the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) would stand firm in incorporating all provisions of laws and requirements stipulated in the R-ARCSS.

She was talking at the first day of the forum under the theme: Role of States and Special Administrative Areas in the Implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement for peaceful, Stable and prosperous South Sudan”

“According to R-ARCSS which tasked NLA to incorporate provisions binding in the agreement and to serve its oversight functions in executing issues of National mandate,“It tasks us as one big coalition government with spirit of inclusivity and you have now seen the epitomized from our able President Salva Kiir Mayardit in reaching out to all belligeren tparties leaders to work together with him”, she said.

Nunu also lauded PresidentSalvaKiirMayardit for reviving the Governors’ Forum which gave unique opportunity to address the common challenges cropping up at the states level.

“I congratulated the President for reviving this platform of which really present unique opportunity in bridging the gaps and enabling us to embark on governance activities being guarded by National Legislative Assembly function”, she added.

Nunu warned of summoning officials who would not comply with National Mandate.

“Since our is coalition government as stipulated in R-ARCSS. We are obliged as National Legislative Assembly   to summon any government official on issues pertinent to national mandate”, she underscored.

The Fifth Governors’ Forum is set to end on Friday 26, awaiting the resolutions or the outcomes to be adopted for implementation, especially on capacities of State governments, strengthened on assessing and addressing significant conflict at the sub-national level and their state assemblies. Also, on Local Government Board and State Ministry of Local Government and Law Enforcement and Federalism enhanced to advanced Local Government Policy framework in support to the R-ARCSS mechanism.

The event was organized by office of the President in partnership with the United Nations Development Programmed.

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