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TGoNU vows not to disappoint IGAD, AU

The Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU]) has assured the IGAD countries and the African Union of its commitment to restore peace and stability in the country.

Speaking during the Ethiopian’s Independence Anniversary celebration on Saturday, the Minister of Livestock and Fisheries, James Janka Duku said TGoNU is fully committed to implement the peace agreement in letter and spirit.

“I would like to convey the assurance of President Salva Kiir, the entire TGoNU, the IGAD members and the Africa Union that we are fully committed in the implementation of peace agreement and we shall not let you down,” Duku said.

“We shall spare no effort in seeking possible solution that may lead us to peaceful end to the conflict without any further bloodshed and this has been demonstrated by declaration of the national dialogue by the President which aims at searching for root causes of disharmony among our people,” he added.

He assured the business community from IGAD countries and other African countries of protection of their lives and their businesses.

Duku urged the representatives of IGAD countries in the country to continue supporting realization of total peace and economic cooperation for the benefit of the citizens.

The Ethiopian Ambassador, Fesseha Shawel said the government of Ethiopia has appreciated President Salva Kiir for calling for the national dialogues as a platform to enhance implementation of the peace agreement.

“We hope that TGoNU will consider the importance of inclusivity and trust building among the citizens and the stakeholders and this will drive open and transparent dialogue that would bring durable peace,” Shawel said.

He said they believe that the government will apply similar wisdom to resolve outstanding issues of 2015 agreement and other political issues of this country.

“I would like to assure you that the people and the government of Ethiopia as usual are available when support is needed to bring South Sudanese together to resolve their differences peacefully,” Shawel said.

Last week, the Chairman of Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission; the body entrusted to oversee the implementation of Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCISS) had warned that time was running out as it is only remaining eighteen months to end the peace agreement.

By Kidega Livingstone

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