JUBA – The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) Chairman, Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai on Thursday officially handed over the resolutions of the workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making process to the government of South Sudan.
The resolutions were received by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Justice, Ruben Madol this afternoon in Juba.
The RJMEC convened the workshop on the Permanent Constitution-making process on 25 May 2021 at Freedom Hall for the Parties to a peace deal and other South Sudanese stakeholders to draft legislation for South Sudan.
The parties deliberated and agree on the details of conducting the Permanent Constitution-making process.
It was followed by three days of technical and constructive deliberations with the nominees of the parties and stakeholders entrusted with the responsibility for designing the path to a durable constitution-making process for African’s youngest nation.
Addressing the reporters during a handover ceremony in Juba Thursday, Charles said, that “I am pleased to report that the workshop was successfully convened and facilitated, and its outcome is a very robust and clear roadmap on the details for conducting the Permanent Constitution-making process for the Republic of South Sudan.”
Gen Gituai commended the participants for the cordial, principled and constructive engagements during the workshop that yielded the expected outcome.
“The process design was just the first step in the constitution-making. Much more work of the Permanent Constitution-making, which will be led and owned by the people of South Sudan, and supported by their friends and partners, will now start with the enactment of the legislation to govern the process.” He said.
He added: “During the phase of civil education, there will be a national conversation and a wide range of consultations with South Sudan’s diverse communities. It is essential that all voices are heard in this process.”
Rueben Madol Arol, minister for justice and constitutional affairs said that “We have been waiting for these resolutions for quite a long time; we intend to start the drafting as soon as practically can do that,”
“The ministry of justice is going to draft the legislation that will now guide, regulate and govern the process of the permanent constitution-making,” Madol said.