South Sudan Parliament Unanimously Approves Policy for Federal Governance: Paving the Path to a New Era of Democracy
In a historic move, the national parliament has unanimously passed a policy framework that paves the way for the establishment of a federal system of governance in the country. The groundbreaking decision comes as part of the government’s commitment to implementing the peace agreement signed in 2020 and marks a crucial step towards devolving powers and resources at all levels of governance.
The policy framework, spanning from 2022 to 2025, encompasses a comprehensive set of policies and programs that will facilitate the transition into a federal democratic system. It aims to allocate resources strategically in order to achieve the Ministry of Federal Affairs’ goals as outlined in the peace agreement. This significant development was confirmed by John Agany, the parliament’s spokesperson, who addressed the media on Monday.
“The policy framework has already undergone thorough discussion and has been unanimously passed by the house, empowering the Ministry of Federal Affairs to plan and execute the assigned tasks according to the agreement,” Agany stated, emphasizing the importance of the policy’s implementation.
Crucially, the approved framework outlines a clear roadmap for the constitutional amendments and the constitutional-making process, which will be vital in shaping the future of the country’s governance structure. Agany highlighted that these topics will take center stage in the coming months, underscoring their significance in establishing a federal democratic system.
“It is worth noting that the policy has been passed in its entirety, incorporating recommendations and observations put forth by the members,” Agany added, highlighting the collaborative efforts behind the policy’s formulation.
The document outlining the policy framework was presented to the parliament by Malek Cook Dwarch, the Chairperson of the Committee of Federal Affairs. It is expected to play a pivotal role in the ongoing constitution-making process, aiming to solidify the nation’s commitment to a federal governance system.
This significant development reflects the country’s unwavering determination to adopt a federal system of governance, as stipulated in the peace agreement that successfully brought an end to decades of conflict. Experts view the parliament’s unanimous approval of the policy as a crucial milestone toward realizing this long-awaited goal.
In conclusion, the passing of the policy framework by the national parliament provides a solid foundation for the country’s transition to a federal democratic system. As the constitutional amendments and the constitution-making process take precedence in the coming months, the nation anticipates further progress on its path to embracing a new era of governance.