R-JMEC called the Unity government to reconstitute parliament

Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) Interim Chairperson H.E. Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai

The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) called parties to the Agreement to reconstitution the Transitional National Legislative Assembly.

Parliament is yet to be reconstitution despite milestones made by the signatory to the Agreement forming the States’ government last month.

In a statement shared by the RJMEC members delivered electronically, the Interim Chairperson H.E. Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai said, “a reconstituted TNLA is required to enact a range of legislations critical to the ongoing implementation of the R-ARCSS.

I appeal to the R-TGoNU (Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity) to reconstitute the assembly to enable the enactment of the Bills into law and expedite judicial reforms.”

Gen. Gituai caution 35% of women representation in the appointment should be observed. He said there is a need for more women to be appointed at all government levels, especially at the state executive and legislative positions.

Head of RJMEC noted cantonment sites and training centers continue to face severe logistical constraints, such as food, medicines, and sufficient shelter, which are lacking, and female combatants continue to lack appropriate facilities and personal hygiene items.

“Training of the Necessary Unified Forces (NUF) has stalled, and no graduation or redeployment plans have been announced. The lack of sufficient funding to the Security Mechanisms is a constraint,” he said.

Peace monitor says It is the responsibility of the RTGoNU, according to article 1.2.2, to restore permanent and sustainable peace, security, and stability.

He called the Central and State Governments to work jointly with local leaders to end the violence. Mentioning the operationalization of the State Security Committees will be instrumental in improving the situation.

RJMEC reminded leaders of the cost of the struggle for independence. He says three months from now, July, marks ten years of independence for South Sudan. Now is the time to accelerate the implementation of the Agreement so that there will be much to celebrate in a decade of independence.

Gituai wishes to see new development after the Easter break from the unity government to implement the R-ARCSS and build momentum towards its full implementation in letter and spirit.

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