The transitional government has been urged to demonstrate political commitment toward ending intermittent communal violence across the country following the recent visit by Pope Francis.
“The presidency and council of ministers are required to demonstrate some remarkable actions that embrace the purpose of the visiting Christian leaders. It is essential that council of Ministers decide on commissioning national working group in studying and prescribing concrete and durable solutions for mitigating, and preventing the sub-national deadly violence,” Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director for Community Empowerment for Progress Organization, said in a statement issued on Monday.
Yakani suggested political leaders hold retreat to help devise workable solutions to deliver peace and stability through genuine implementation of the 2018 revitalized peace agreement and Rome peace talks.
He noted that sub-national violence continues to kill and displace huge number of civilians.
Yakani also called for redeployment of the recently graduated first batch of unified forces, as well as speeding up Phase two training of the unified forces.
“CEPO is urging political leaders to take the visit of Pope Francis, Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the general assembly of the Church of Scotland to Juba serious and avoid again disappointing the global Christian leaders for realization of genuine and just peace and stability through R-ARCSs implementation,” he said.
The three eminent church leaders visited Juba on February 3rd after visiting neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
Yakani further called for reconstitution of the Political Parties Council, the National Elections Commission, the National Constitutional Review Commission, and the Constitutional Drafting Committee and the establishment of the Truth, Healing and National Reconciliation Commission as stipulated under the revitalized peace agreement.