Kiir expects to announce a 24-month extension of the transition period.
According to several reports, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir intends to announce a 24-month extension of the transitional phase as well as a roadmap.
South Sudan’s transitional phase begins in February 2020, however, the essential elements of the 2018 peace accord remain mostly unimplemented.
General elections are set for 60 days before the transitional phase ends in December 2022, although several necessary pieces of legislation are still waiting.
The parties recently organized a technical committee charged with creating a comprehensive path to get the nation out of transition and towards free and fair elections.
According to Radio Tamazuj, political leaders have already decided on a 24-month timetable for the nation to leave the three-year transition phase.
“The high-level technical committee, which includes all parties to the peace deal, has set the transitional period extension at 24 months, beginning on February 22, 2023,” one of the individuals stated.
“The parties have achieved a deal, and the president will announce the extension of the transitional parties.” “The parties reiterated their commitment to putting the essential benchmarks in place,” he continued.
Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), which supports civil society ideals, urged the parties to organize a high-level ministerial committee to oversee the implementation of the agreement’s important duties.
“This is a concept we presented to the parties, and they embraced it.” “The high-level committee will play a role in the implementation and will provide the president with a monthly report on the status of important terms of the agreement,” Yakani added.
According to the prominent civil society activist, what is required are resources and a public commitment by political leaders to take the necessary measures to escape the transitional era.
“We need to graduate the united forces before December 2022, and there is a need for the national legislature to enact the laws because there is key outstanding legislation that needs to be passed before this year,” he stated.
According to Yakani, not only are technical preparations for the 2018 general elections essential, but so is a suitable atmosphere for political parties, civic society, and the media.
“We also want the peace agreement’s parties to execute the chapter on justice before the end of this year.” So I can affirm that we have been participating in conversations about the plan as civil society,” he stated.