Tomori, ND – Most of the ND recommendations are a repetition of R-ARCISS provisions especially security and economic sector reforms which Salva Kiir is dragging feet to implement. The current 10 states are cash-starved and incapable to respond and manage situations such as flooding in the country, so what will be the use for more?
As some observers have pointed out, the conference should have discussed more money and powers to the states so that an office under one roof such as the presidency doesn’t spend more money than the 10 states and the administrative areas combined.
Though the President in his closing remarks said “We should not attempt to replace the revitalized peace agreement with the consensus reached at the national dialogue”
“There is no doubt that the outcome of the national dialogue conference represents the views of the broad cross-section of our society.” The president added at the closure of the national dialogue conference.
The national conference commenced in Juba 14 days ago under the theme: “Come let’s dialogue, come let’s heal our nation.”
“My dear President Salva Kiir Mayardit, you have bankrolled this national dialogue materially for four years,” said Angelo Beda in his closing remarks, “even if the resolutions are controversial, please implement them.
Other key recommendations they endorsed include compensation for those whose homes and properties were destroyed during the war.
It is important for Kiir lead administration to speed up the implementation of the R – ARCISS, as a super document of governance currently in South Sudan. It’s timely and full implementation is a sure way of moving the nation forward. Attention and energies are to be directed towards R-ARCSS implementation instead of debating ND.
Hopefully, the National Dialogue will not be a waste of delegate’s time and also the country’s scarce resources.