JUBA – South Sudan president Salva Kiir will resolve the current unity government next week to pave way for the formation of the revitalized government of national unity, official in the ministry of information said today.
Kiir signed a peace deal with opposition groups in 2018. The signatories of the agreement are obliged by that agreement to form a unity government which would rule the country for three years after which elections will be held.
Speaking to this website this morning, a government source at the ministry of information said Kiir will dissolve the government next week and form the transitional government of national unity.
“The president will dissolve the government next week. He will then form the Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity,” the official said.
However, the government and opposition groups are in a disagreement on whether or not the government should be formed now because a number of pre-transitional tasks provided for in the revitalized peace agreement are still pending.
Kiir want the government formed and the opposition groups said they want the government formed but with condition that the issue of the number of states be resolved and a regional protection force deployed first.
Machar “not” returning to Juba
Main armed opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar is not returning to Juba for talks after reports that he will return to Juba this week to continue talk on the outstanding issues, Nyamilepedia reported quoted an opposition spokesperson.
Machar returned to the Sudanese capital on Sunday after two weeks of talks with President Salva Kiir in Juba failed to resolve the outstanding issues.
SPLM-IO director of information and public relations Puok Both Baluang said Machar has not been told to return to Juba for talks on the issues which are still pending.
“It is not true,” Baluang told Nyamilepedia. “The Chairman and Commander in chief will not return to Juba next week. Yes there is possibility that he may return but we have not discussed any such thing that he can return to Juba next week.”