Implementation of key components of the South Sudan Peace Agreement encounters hurdles.
Security arrangements, drafting a permanent constitution, reconciliation and healing, voluntary returns of displaced people, compensation for those affected, and the Hybrid Court all face challenges in their implementation.
Kornelio Kon Ngu, leader of the National Alliance of Political Parties and member of the Other Political Parties (OPP), said the revitalized peace agreement restricts politicians’ political freedom.
According to Kon, there has been no conversation on the stalled clauses, and the agreement is still not on track.
Having signed the agreement and the peace agreement, there are no political freedoms and no political seminars can be organized,” Kon said.
Regarding the appointment of the third deputy speaker of the National Assembly from the National Alliance, Kon said: “The name has been submitted but the appointment decision has not been released yet and we cannot protest and look at the main parties and wish to have them to the end of the process, whether they accept the appointment or reject it.”
As part of the peace agreement, the OPP was given three positions in the transitional government: a minister, a deputy minister, and the third deputy speaker of parliament.
As a result, the umbrella parties took on the ministerial positions while the four parties took on the deputy ministerial positions. We submitted the name of Kornelio Kon for the position of third deputy speaker in parliament, but so far the appointment has not been made, despite us submitting the name.”
Korneliu Kon was nominated by the coalition of political parties last year to be the third deputy speaker of the revitalized national parliament.
The National Parliament consists of 550 members, representing the parties to the revitalized peace agreement.