Latest: Parties set to form cabinet tomorrow

President Salva Kiir and the interim Chairman of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Amb. Augostino Njoroge discussed the delay of the appointment of Cabinet Ministers/Photo: PPU

(Thessherald)–The Chairman of the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, Augostino Njoroge has said that the new cabinet will be announced on Friday.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday, the interim chairperson of peace monitoring body confirmed that the opposition is expected to submit its list today ahead of the appointment of the new ministers.

“The SPLM-IO could deliver their list today (Thursday) and then the announcement be made tomorrow,” Augostino Njoroge, said interim chairman of the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC).

The head of the peace monitoring body indicated that the formation of a coalition government requires commitment and total dedication, and he called on the public to remain calm.

“The issue of ministerial appointments lies in the hands of the parties to the peace agreement. But in all my interactions with the parties, I have urged trust and confidence-building,” he added.

Njoroge assured the citizens that there are no other pending issues that would undermine the formation of the new government.

“Through my interactions with His Excellency the President, and His Excellency the First Vice President, I am assured that the R-TGoNU will be announced at the end of this week and that there are no political issues that could cause any further delay.”

For his part, the deputy spokesman of the main group, Manawa Peter Gatkuoth, pointed out that they had submitted the list of their nominees to President Salva Kiir on Thursday.

“We have submitted our list of cabinet nominees today morning. So, the announcement of the transitional cabinet is now left to the president,” he confirmed.

“We have finalized the selection of individuals to be appointed in the cabinet. We have nominated nine ministers, three deputy ministers and three state governors.”

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