IGAD call for parties to draw up road map for remaining tasks ‘genuine’ – Yakani
Outspoken South Sudan activist Edmund Yakani has said that the call by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for the peace parties to draw up realistic timeline for implementation of remaining tasks is genuine.
JUBA – Outspoken South Sudan activist Edmund Yakani has said that the call by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) for the peace parties to draw up realistic timeline for implementation of remaining tasks is genuine.
The regional bloc, which mediated the revitalized peace agreement, yesterday issued a communiqué following a one-day summit in Nairobi, Kenya, calling on the South Sudan parties to re-double their efforts in the implementation process of the revitalized peace agreement.
In response, Yakani – the Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) – welcomed the regional bloc’s call and said that the civil society organization will conduct polling on citizens’ opinion.
“The IGAD communiqué number 7 calling for the ‘parties to draw up a roadmap with clear benchmarks and realistic timelines to complete the remaining tasks including the conduct of elections’ is timely and genuine for the parties to act now in inclusive manner,” Yakani said in a statement extended to Sudans Post.
“For us as civil society we will be conducting the citizens opinion polling on this proposal of IGAD and share our findings with the parties,” he added.
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