Presidency Suspends swearing In of Parliamentarians once again
The Office of the President has once again released a memo suspending the swearing in ceremony of members of Revitalized Transitional National Assembly scheduled for 30th July.
According to the memo, the big event has been pushed to Monday 2nd, July at Freedom Hall.
The commemoration for the Martyr’s Day was the reason cited for the sudden Change in plans.
“In honor of commemoration of Martyrs’ Day, which falls on Friday 30th, July 2021, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs hereby announces that the swearing in of the Honorable Members of Revitalized Transitional National Assembly, which was scheduled for Friday 30th, July 2021, at Freedom Hall at 11:00 AM is hereby rescheduled to Monday 2nd, August 2021.
“On behalf of the his Excellence Salva Kiir, I wish you all a blessed Martyrs’ Day,” wrote Presidential Minister, Dr. Marial Benjamin.
550 legislators from all parties to the 2018 Revitalized Peace Agreement await taking oath.
President Salva Kiir appointed 332 lawmakers, SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar appointed 128 lawmakers, and other signatory parties appointed 90 lawmakers.
The event has been rescheduled several times due to different reasons.
President Kiir Mayar has since relieved several members that were initially appointed, the most notable being the reinstatement of Hon. Victoria Adhar Arop of Twic County Constituency, who was previously replaced by her daughter.
SPLM party Secretary General, Hon. Nunnu Kumba is scheduled to take lead as the speaker of the Revitalized Transitional National Assembly after her appointment by President Kiir and his party.
She will be deputized by Hon. Oyet Nathaniel of SPLM/IO and her party counterpart Hon. Awerial Aluong.
Hon. Mary Ayen Majok will deputize Deng Deng Akoon as the Speaker of Council of States.