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Berhanu Kebede, the chief of staff for Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission

Peace monitors call for speeding up enactment of pending laws

The transitional unity government has been urged to speed up enactment of pending laws under the 2018 revitalized peace deal.

This was revealed on Friday by Berhanu Kebede, the Chief of Staff for the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (R-JMEC) during the occasion to mark International Anti-Corruption Day in Juba.

“RJMEC would like to use this opportunity to appeal to the RTGONU in particular to the honorable Justice Ruben Madol Arol the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to expeditiously present all the amendment bills already submitted to him by National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) to the council of ministers and table the same before the reconstituted TNLA for enactment,” said Kebede.

The NCAC is the body charged under the revitalized peace agreement to oversee enactment of laws and reforms.

“Furthermore, we appeal to the honorable madam speaker to forward the constitution bill to his Excellency the President for assent, the enactment of these pending laws and the assent of the constitution bill will lay a firm foundation for transparency and accountability in the republic of South Sudan,” said Kebede.

In addition, he said once this process is completed it will boost collective efforts towards implementation of the peace agreement and usher in democratic process of governance that enables to combat corruption.

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