Police slams parliament over “selfish” personal emolument bill

By Simon Deng
The Deputy Spokesman for South Sudan National Police Service, James Dak, has slammed the transitional legislative assembly for recently passing their own emolument and privileges bill, noting that it was a selfish act.
Dak was speaking at AIDA Hotel during the opening of a symposium on women access to health held under the theme, “Zero Discrimination, Challenging All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”
He lashed at the MPs for prioritizing a bill that profits them over other burning ones, including the Gender Based Violence bill, Dak said.
“The parliament passed a bill of their rights instead of looking at other bills, they take the bill that is concerning them, we are really facing problems,” he said.
“Many people have been nominated to the parliament by parties, we have all our laws besides our constitution but we have the issue of implementation, let us make change.”
Dak said the biggest issues facing the country are cattle raiding, revenge killing, high rate of suicide and criminal gangs including niggas and Toronto boys.
According to Barbara Aromo from the Federation of Women Lawyers, the implementation of the revitalized peace deal is behind schedule, putting the country at risks including of widespread violence.
“There is lack of knowledge of laws, lack of power in the community and laws being subjugated by culture, lack of access to some of the facilities and justice that actually help,” Aromo said.
Harriet Dumba, the Director for Women Partners for Health said that laws that protect victims of Gender Based Violence and also discrimination and stigma against persons living with HIV need to be passed to create a protective environment where all citizens benefit from the rule of law.

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