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President Kiir to sign another five bills sent by parliament

President Salva Kiir Mayardit is set to assent to five more bills sent to him on Wednesday by the Speaker of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly Jemma Nunu Kumba.

This comes in the wake of the President assenting to the Constitution Making Process Act 2022, Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan 2011 (Amendment) No.11 Act, 2022, and the National Police Service, (Amendment) Act 2022, and National Wildlife Service, (Amendment) Act 2022.

The additional bills now awaiting Presidential assent include, National Prison Act, National Civil Defense Act, and the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) that effectively prohibits the development, production, acquisition, transfer, stockpiling and use of biological and toxin weapons among others.

Speaker Kumba told State Broadcaster (SSBC) that she submitted new bills to the President, adding that they are expected to be assented to this week.

“These are the new acts we have submitted to the President, and they will be assented to within this week,” she said.

Kumba added that the President also signed 4 bills into law which are outlined in the 2018 revitalized peace agreement.

She added that other bills and conventions still before parliament include the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa, better known as the Maputo Protocol, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Others include the Paris Climate Accords and the International Covenant on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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