The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) said it has handed over the Resolutions of the Workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making Process to the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU).
The document’s hopes to be a roadmap for constitution-making was given to Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Hon. Justice Ruben Madol.
Last month, President Kiir Mayardit instructed stakeholders in the permanent constitution-making process to reflect the citizens’ interest and spirit of nationalism in the amendment. The constitution amendment is expected to be accomplished within four months.
RJMEC Interim Chairperson H.E. Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai said: “I am pleased to report that the workshop was successfully convened and facilitated, and its outcome is a very robust and clear roadmap on the details for conducting the Permanent Constitution-making process for the Republic of South Sudan.”
Gen Gituai continued: “I commend the participants for the cordial, principled, and constructive engagements during the workshop that yielded the expected outcome that we celebrate today.”
This was then followed by three days of technical and constructive deliberations with the nominees of the Parties and stakeholders entrusted with the responsibility for designing the path to a durable constitution-making process for the Republic of South Sudan.
“The process design was just the first step in the constitution-making. Much more work of the Permanent Constitution-making, which will be led and owned by the people of South Sudan, and supported by their friends and partners, will now start with enacting the legislation to govern the process,” Tai said.
The head of peace monitors further stated that the next phase of civil education would be a national conversation and a wide range of consultations with South Sudan’s diverse communities. All voices must be heard in this process.”