Pagak, South Sudan, SEPT/12/2015, SSN;
Members of National Liberation Council of the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) have for the second day continued deliberations on the provisions of the IGAD-PLUS Compromise Peace Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in South.
Talks, today (Friday) focused on the establishment of a committee to identify and select ministries.
A nine (9) member-committee tasked with Decision Making Process (DMP) has been formed to handle, and oversee selection of relevant ministries of concern to SPLM in the opposition.
The meeting also resolved to conduct South Sudan National Census before conduct of the general and presidential elections as per stipulated and provided for by the agreement.
Other areas of concern by members of the National Liberation Council in their gathering, were vacant posts of their Members of Parliament (MPs) who either, have been killed in December 2013 Juba massacre and its aftermath or who died natural death.
Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLM/A) pledged to the participants during the meeting to work it out jointly with President of South Sudan Salva Kiir after the former takes oath.
In a separate development, the meeting disclosed holding of a Joint Military Council of the opposition SPLA on September 15.
Brig. Gen. William Ezekiel
Undersecretary, Information Committee
Pagak, Republic of South Sudan
Date: September 10th, 2015-09-10
SPLM National Liberation Council endorses IGAD-plus Compromise Peace Agreement
Pagak, South Sudan
In its fourth meeting held today (Thursday) in Pagak, in South Sudan, members of the National Liberation Council for the South Sudan Liberation Movement (SPLM) have unanimously ratified the IGAD-PLUS Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.
Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and Commander-in-Chief of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) presided over the meeting.
Deputy Chairman, Cde. Alfred Lado Gore, Chairpersons of the Commissions, Governors, Secretaries, Ambassadors, besides over three hundreds (300) delegates also participated.
This meeting is aimed at primarily passing the peace deal that President Kiir was boggling to, until he signed it August 26.
Other issues of concern at the meeting were to discussing outstanding topics pertaining to the implementation of the deal.
It is worth mentioning that the meeting will continue for three days.
Undersecretary, SPLM, Information Committee
South Sudan parliament adopts peace agreement
JUBA (10 Sep.)
South Sudan’s parliament has today adopted the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan, following presention of the agreement to the parliament by Justice Minister Paulino Wanawilla.
The Agreement was signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17 August 2015 by Riek Machar of the SPLA/M-IO and by President Salva Kiir in Juba on 27 August.
Article 1 of Chapter VIII of the agreement says that the agreement shall, upon signature, be presented to parliament to adopt it within seven days. This means that the adoption of the agreement by parliament today comes several days behind schedule.