Sudanese army to form technocratic government – Makuei
South Sudan government on Friday announced that the Sudanese military was almost ready to form a technocratic government that will include all the Sudanese states two weeks after the military ousted the transitional government.
JUBA – South Sudan government on Friday announced that the Sudanese military was almost ready to form a technocratic government that will include all the Sudanese states two weeks after the military ousted the transitional government.
The Sudanese army commander in chief and head of the defunct Transitional Sovereign Council 1st Lt. General Abdelfattah al Burhan on October 25 declared a state of emergency, dissolved the cabinet and the sovereign council.
Supporters of the civilian leaders of the transitional government took to the street to protest the military takeover, but the military met those demonstrations with force resulting in the killing and wounding of protesters.
Last week, in following a meeting with regional and international diplomats, the former Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok set preconditions for talks with the military including the reinstatement of his government.
Speaking to journalists following a weekly cabinet meeting on Friday in Juba, South Sudan’s Minister of Information, Communication and Postal Services Michael Makuei Lueth said is government is optimistic that the Sudanese leaders are almost ready to form a technocratic government.
“We are optimistic that the issue of Sudan will soon be resolved. Some of the ministers have been released yesterday and others are still inside but efforts are underway for the establishment of a government of technocrats,” Makuei told reporters.
Makuei disclosed that the Sudanese military will also form a sovereign council comprising of the army and civilians.
“What is happening is that al Burhan is going to establish a government of technocrats and efforts are now underway to form the government of technocrats as well as a sovereign council that will be a mixture of the army and civilians,” he added.
He said that the civilians who will be in that council will be representatives of the regions and not political parties.
He added that the October 2020 Juba Peace Agreement signed by Sudan’s transitional government and by many of the country’s warring factions is holding despite the military takeover of government.
“The Juba peace is holding and all that they need is to establish a government inclusive of the parties who in accordance with the Juba Peace Agreement,” he said.
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