Opinion

Today marks countdown to100 days’ extension

By Loro Louis Yugu

Today, the citizens of the Republic of South Sudan are starting counting from one till they reach one hundred days. The women and the innocent children who have  fallen victims of the almost six years’ senseless war will witness for themselves whether these 100 added days will bring peace or it is just a political ploy.

The one hundred days is just an equivalent of three months. Those who are mandated with the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement should monitor their clock on daily basis. This is because the citizens of this country will hold those who are against the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement accountable.

There should be no waste of time. Time wasted will make the citizens to continue bearing the brunt of the economic hardship.

The communique on the occasion of the tripartite summit on the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan [R-TGoNU] held in Entebbe under the auspices of President Yoweri Museveni noted the critical incomplete tasks that hindered the formation of the unity government as scheduled.

The major issues noted were security arrangement and governance including the formation of the Revitalised Government of National Unity.

Due to the dire need for peace in this country, the Principals of the Revitalised Peace Agreement were quick to notice with concern the need to extent the formation of unity government by 100 days.

The communique said, “in view of the above, the meeting agreed to extend the pre-transitional period for one hundred [100] days effective from the 12th November, 2019 and to review progress after fifty [50] days from that date, and a report be submitted to the Heads of States and the Parties.”

According to the communique, the parties agreed to establish a mechanism from the guarantors and the Parties to supervise the implementation of the critical tasks.

This submit that was attended by President Yoweri Museveni, President Salva Kiir, the Sudanese leader Alburhan A. Alrahman, Dr. Riek Machar, Stephen Kalonjo, the Kenyan Special envoy to South Sudan was applauded by many with a hope that it will solve all the outstanding issues of the Revitalised Peace Agreement.

However, the meeting tasked the Co-Guarantors as mentioned in the communique to make sure that they supervise the implementation of the critical tasks hindering the formation of the unity government.

As the 100 days countdown starts today, all forces of the incumbent Transitional Government of National Unity and the opposition should be cantoned in barracks and cantonment sites respectively as per the provisions of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

Every citizen of this country is tired of war and wants to see a progressive South Sudan. Let us love ourselves as brothers and sisters.

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