Yakani reacts as gov’t announces beginning of permanent constitution-making process
South Sudan’s prominent activist Edmund Yakani has welcomed government announcement that it has approved the implement of the permanent constitution-making process, and called for reconstitution of the election and constitutional review commissions.
JUBA, JANUARY 29th 2023 (SUDANS POST) – South Sudan’s prominent activist Edmund Yakani has welcomed government announcement that it has approved the implement of the permanent constitution-making process, and called for reconstitution of the election and constitutional review commissions.
Speaking to reporters following the weekly cabinet meeting on Friday, information minister Michael Makuei Lueth said the important government gathering approved the constitution-making acts and that the country’s first-ever permanent constitution is expected to be ready by February 2024.
In a recorded statement extended to Sudans Post, Yakani who is the Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) welcomed the government announcement and called for the formation of important institutions such as the such as the political.
“We appreciate the decision made by the council of ministers for the permanent constitution drafting to start and this is a positive response to our advocacy that we have made immediately after the speech of the president during the closing of 2022,” Yakani said.
The activist further called on the government to start the reconstitution of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), the National Election Commission (NEC) and the Political Parties’ Council, saying it is an integral part of a successful transition.
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