JUBA – Members of Parliament in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State Legislative Assembly have been sworn into office, nearly four months since their appointment by President Salva Kiir Mayardit in as part of an arrangement provided for in the revitalized peace agreement.
The lawmakers were sworn-in on Tuesday in the presence of the State Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony at state government secretariat in Juba this morning, Governor Adil reiterated his government’s readiness and commitment to the implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement in letter and spirit.
“Today event is great relief to state government executive leadership as the assembly assume mutual responsibility to handle their roles and duties of its oversight mandate, equally the occasion of today is giant step forward in promotion of multiply system and tenets in Central Equatoria State,” Anthony said during swearing-in ceremony in Juba on Tuesday.
“This is yet to reaffirm to the people of Central Equatoria state the commitment of the parties to the revitalize peace agreement to implement the R-ARCSS in letter and spirit,” Anthony added.
He disclosed that his government will work for the interest of the citizens in order to restore the lost hopes and create consciousness regardless of their different political affiliations.
“We should renew hopes to our citizens as we have reached this stage, let us leave behind the memories of the setback and focus on doing what is expected of us as government in our endeavors to meet citizens’ aspirations,” Anthony said.
Peter Kenyi Elia, Speaker of Central Equatoria State Legislative Assembly said the state august house shall safeguard the interest of the people of Central Equatoria.
“The Central Equatoria State Revitalized Transitional Legislative Assembly will be the institution that shall safeguard the interest of the people who we have collectively subjected to untold suffering and underdevelopment all along especially during the war,” Kenyi said.
“We shall work for the interest of the people in order to restore the lost hopes and create consciousness in our people despite our different political affiliation,” Kenyi added.