National Dialogue’s Resolutions to Reflect in Permanent Constitution – Kiir says.

President Salva Kiir Archived photo

President Salva Kiir Mayardit has promised the National Dialogue conference’s delegates that all resolutions will be harmonized into the permanent constitution process.

In his remark on the national Dialogue concluded on Tuesday, Kiir said the Dialogue’s outcome represents citizen views and MUST be considering.

The National Conference began three weeks ago, with over 500 delegates discussions on governance issues, economic and social cohesion, hoping to unite the South Sudanese people. Delegates from the 10 States and three administrative areas have participated during’ deliberation. 

President Salva Kiir Mayardit assured the delegates that Dialogue was not intended to replaced the Revitalized peace agreement but a grassroots initiative to bring citizens together.

“Your views on numerous issues affecting our country at multiple levels on governance, security, economic and social cohesion. There is no doubt that the outcome of national Dialogue represents the broad cross-section of our society of the issues raised”

“There is no question of the legitimacy of this process. With this in mind, we need to remind ourselves that what has been produced in this process must be harmonized with the permanent constitution-making process,” Kiir said

President further stated that his government would reconcile the recommendations of National Dialogue with the Revitalized Peace Agreement in South Sudan.

The Co-Chair of the National Dialogue, Angelo Beda, urge the President to implement the Resolutions. Some of the recommendations delegates deliberated on include Presidential term limits, a federal government system, and permanent constitutions.

Mr. Bida mentioned that some of the resolutions were controversial and that the country’s leaders should make it hard for the public interest.

“Everybody here is looking forward that at least one behave of them, that even if the resolutions are very Controversial please implement them.”

The SPLM-IO of Dr. Riek Machar and the National Democratic Movement –NDM led by Dr. Lam Akol not happy to support the peace dialogue said all issues addressed in the revitalized agreement.

They also refused to participated in the process, question the inclusivity and credibility of the National Dialogue.

President Salva Kiir initiated the national Dialogue in December 2016.

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