JUBA, MARCH 31, 2023 (SUDANS POST) – The Troika countries (United States, United Kingdom and Norway) are urging South Sudan’s government to put punitive measures against individuals who they said are inciting violence in the country.
Speaking during RJMEC plenary meeting held in Juba on Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Michael J. Adler called on the government to hold accountable, those who continue to incite violence between citizens of the country.
“We renew our call for the government to hold accountable, those who continue to incite violence and engage in intimidation to meet their own political aims and objectives. This can only be detrimental to the wellbeing of the people of South Sudan,” Adler said while delivering a speech on behalf of Troika.
He said the implementation of the peace agreement is not progressing with the necessary political will.
“The Implementation of the peace agreement is not progressing with the necessary political will, as was assured by the government when it obtained a two-year extension of the transitional period.”
Adler urged the political leaders to expedite the implement the peace agreement and make sustained, tangible progress to completing the transition to a permanent one.
“South Sudan’s leaders must focus on meeting their commitments to the people of South Sudan to implement the peace agreement and make sustained, tangible progress to completing the transition to a permanent, elected government acceptable to the people of South Sudan.”
He said time is fleeting if the transitional government intends to match the President’s words of no more extension of the agreement with tangible action to complete the constitution and hold credible elections.
“The Troika is looking to the transitional government to take concrete actions, propelled by a real and determined sense of urgency. Statements of intent must be quickly transformed into real-world deliverables. Only by doing so will the continuing hardships facing the people of South Sudan begin to be alleviated,” he said.
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