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Government promises to hold elections based on the permanent constitution

The Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Joseph Mabior Malek on Wednesday revealed that they will rely on the permanent constitution to hold the upcoming general election slated for December 2024.

 “The National Constitution Review Committee (NCRC) have completed their work and they have submitted their report, pertaining to the permanent constitution, the government of South Sudan through the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is working day and night to complete the remaining tasks,” said Malek during press briefing held in Juba.

Malek disclosed that the Judicial Reform Committee (JRC) has already completed and submitted their report to the government, adding that the issue of funding is delaying the constitutional-making process.

“We have the issue of funding that has become a problem, we are not able to complete the remaining tasks, but we are hoping before 2024 elections, we should have completed all the remaining tasks and we will go for elections with the new constitution by all means,” he said.

Ismail Wais, the Special Envoy of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in South Sudan, said he met with Reuben Madol Arol, the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs to help resolve pending challenges to the constitutional-making process.

“We discussed about the of work NCRC, Judicial Reform Committee and the way forward for the republic of South Sudan,” said Wais.

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