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Tomori, NCMP – Puot Kang Chol, a member of the SPLM-IO political bureau explains that the SPLM-IO leadership has now reviewed its earlier decisions to withhold nominees pending the appointment of the Upper Nile governor.

Speaking to the media following the SPLM/A-IO leadership meeting on Friday in Juba, South Sudan, the Minister of Petroleum confirmed that the opposition has agreed to allow the formation of the state government. The main opposition party also agreed that the national legislature should be reconstituted.

“The leadership resolved that all the nine states where governors had been appointed must form their governments and local governments and that our list as SPLM/SPLA (IO) is ready, and we will submit it to the governors for the appointment of ministers, states advisors, commissions and commissioners so that they moved ahead with the exception of Upper Nile state pending the appointment of the governor because it is the governor who will form the state and local governments in that particular state,” Puot said.

“The national legislature must be formed and we are ready with our lists for the national legislature that is to say national assembly and the council of states so that we move forward,” Puot added.

However, almost no progress had been made in unifying the country’s warring forces under one army, as promised under a hard-fought peace deal. There has been almost no movement on the critical areas of security sector reform.

At the moment, the process is stuck. It hasn’t even moved past the first stage, where forces are trained and graduated. Urgent action is needed to move the process forward. The recent fighting in the Central Equatoria’s Morota lead has even lead to the tactical withdrawal of some forces.

It will be recalled that the fighting that began in the Central Equatoria’s Morota on Thursday, November 26, 2020, continued on Friday morning leading to “tactical withdrawal” of the SPLA0-IO forces.

The forces cantoned in different training sites across the country are disillusioned with the promise of peace return to their villages hungry and frustrated

But the Joint Defense Board — the body tasked with implementing security arrangements in the peace deal said it is constrained by a lack of funds.

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