JUBA — The Permanent Constitution-making process is critical in laying a foundation for a united, peaceful, and prosperous society of South Sudan said, Maj. Gen Charles Tai Gituai, head of Ceasefire monitors on Thursday.
“The new Permanent Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan is expected inter-alia to guide the conduct of elections at the end of the Transitional Period, and to guarantee good governance, constitutionalism, and rule of law, human rights, and gender equality,” Tai said in a statement extended to Sudans Post.
The chairperson of Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission said the Permanent Constitution of South Sudan is what will enshrine and guarantee peace in the country.
The RJMEC convened a workshop on the permanent Constitution-making process, which took place from 25-28 May 2021.
The resolutions of the workshop were handed over to Justice Ruben Madol, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs today to drive the process forward.
He said the outcome of the workshop shall form the basis for drafting the legislation to be enacted to govern the Constitution-making process in the country.
“As such, the foundations have been laid for a durable and people-owned constitution to be completed at the end of the Transitional Period,” he added.
Highlighting the importance of inclusivity, he said, “There will be scope for public consultations on the constitution and the National Constitutional Conference also presents opportunities for the South Sudanese voice to be heard in the process.”
“It is instrumental that the diverse voices of South Sudanese people are heard in the process because the constitution will be the document which governs the country of South Sudan,” he added.
He further said that “The country, who will live in a “united, peaceful and prosperous society based on justice, equality, respect for human rights and the rule of law”, which the R-ARCSS envisages and the people of South Sudan rightfully deserve.”