SPLM-IO urges IGAD to monitor 100 days

By: Martha David

The South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) has urged the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to monitor the extended 100 days to the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement.

Puok Both Baluang, the SPLM-IO Director for Information and Public Relation urged the IGAD to keep an open eye on the 100 days.

He said the extension was not meant for nothing but to address the critical issues in the agreement including the security arrangements, boundaries and number of the states.

Baluang revealed that the recent meeting between Dr. Riek Machar and the IGAD in Addis Ababa discussed the implementation of the agreement and the way forward.

 He said the leaders also discussed the 100 days extension of the Pre-transitional period agreed in Entebbe, Uganda.

“Dr. Riek Machar has pledged the SPLM-IO commitment to the implementation of the peace agreement,” Baluang said.

He said the SPLM-IO welcomed the 100 days and will support it to avert the country from a return to war.

Buluang stressed that the extension will create a conducive environment for the implementation of the agreement on the outstanding issues.

 “We need the government in Juba to release the pledged resources that it has announced for the implementation of the agreement,” he said. 

The SPLM-IO urged the government to have clear political will and as well as the guarantors to play their role and supervise the agreement to avoid further extension.

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