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JMEC calls to lift state of emergency in South Sudan

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JMEC Deputy Chairperson Lt. Gen. Amb. Augostino Njoroge (File Photo JMEC)

November 8, 2018 (JUBA) - The acting head of Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) called for the lift of the state of emergency in the country saying it is needed to create a conducive environment for a successful implementation of the peace agreement.

Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge made his call on Wednesday 7 November 2018 at a meeting by the South Sudan Center for Strategic and Policy Studies to discuss the confidence-building and laying the foundations for sustainable peace in South Sudan.

Njorogo told the meeting that, compared with the situation in 2015 after the signing of the peace agreement, the political environment now has improved to the extent that the revitalized agreement can be implemented.

However, it still requires an ongoing process of confidence-and trust-building measures on the part of all Parties, and also the regional and international stakeholders, he added.

Among a number of confidence-building measures, he said the lifting of the state of emergency is crucial to creating this suitable atmosphere for the peace implementation process.

"For confidence-building purposes, we recommend to officially announce the lifting of state of emergency, to ensure that the political space needed for exercising the individual’s democratic rights and freedom of speech are in place, and the role of a responsible media is duly recognised," he said.

Last month, SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar called for the lift of the state of emergency, but the government didn’t react to his call.

JMEC acting chairperson further called to release all the remaining political detainees and prisoners of war and pointed out that the government-initiated national dialogue process can be instrumental to the implementation process, but should be genuine and inclusive.

The Kenyan diplomat who is now leading JMEC after the resignation of President Festus Mogae further suggested that President Salva Kiir should follow closely peace implementation and engage directly with the peace partners and stakeholders.

"Together and in a spirit of unity, the President and the leaders of the Opposition should travel throughout the country and advocate for peace and reconciliation to the people of South Sudan," he further said.

Njorogo, also, urged the international to provide the needed political and financial support to the implementation process.

He was alluding to the reserves expressed by the Troika countries which on 12 September issued a statement saying they want to verify first the commitment of the parties before to support it.

(ST)

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  • 9 November 2018 06:59, by Lenin Bull

    Mr.Njoroge you are talking too much nonsense. I hope your eyes are not so much fixated on money for monitoring the so called peace implementation in SS. What more prisoners are left when James, William the Mercenary, Lukodor, and many others are out of Blue House? Simply tell SPLA-IO to reign in their primitive soldiers still killing civilians in Yei and Wau.

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    • 9 November 2018 07:32, by Malakal county Simon

      Linen Bull/slave

      If all the prisoners are out of blue house as you said, then where is Idriss and Samuel Dong?? It’s really a shameful thing how you (Dinkas) like to argued out of blue for sake of defending government without any compelling reasons.... It’s sickening, and your likes should stop commenting just for the sake of commenting when there is no reasons to defend the government!!

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      • 9 November 2018 10:17, by Lenin Bull

        Malakal County Simon, produce the 700 Shilluk Girls the Nuer White Army carried away/kidnapped by force in January-February 2014 and took to Nasir, Maiwut and Akobo as wives. The proud girls who refused White Army’s filthy uncircumcised dick/chul were gunned down at spot stupid!

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        • 9 November 2018 10:20, by Lenin Bull

          I mean the Proud Shilluk girls who refused to be raped by Abethngony nyagat white army were gunned down and killed at spot.

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        • 9 November 2018 11:05, by Malakal county Simon

          This is your respond right? But does this related to my above post?? Confused Linen Bull is crying out and he seriously need points to argues position out for supporting the government not release the remaining prisoners!!

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  • 9 November 2018 07:03, by Lenin Bull

    JMEC and other vultures should not make a lot of noises. South Sudanese have made their own peace and it is working and a total peace which will last for 1000 years is in offing. Time for foreigners to make their own living in the name of South Sudanese people is up and over period.

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    • 9 November 2018 18:08, by Eastern

      Hey Lenin Bull,

      Go slow on this you moron...! The South Sudanese feace you are talking about hands the soverignty of the country to Museveni’s Uganda and Bashir’s Sudan. What is your defination of FOREIGNER....?!

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      • 9 November 2018 18:22, by South South

        Eastern,

        Shut up your dirty month. You have no business of what we do with our country. Being Uganda or Sudan, we will only do what we think is good for the country.

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