S. Sudan peace on fragile ground, as parties hit deadlock on power-sharing at states’ levels
(Thessherald)–South Sudan’s peace monitors have raised grave concerns over the ongoing delays in allocating and sharing responsibilities at the levels of states and urged the parties to urgently end the impasse.
The comes as the main signatories to the peace deal disagreed over the appointments of state governors, state ministers, legislators and county commissioners.
Last week, the Interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augustino Njoroge, appealed to the parties to amicably resolve the deadlock.
Speaking at the meeting, the head of the R-JMEC praised the steps taken by the parties and their commitment to ensuring that the agreement is fully implemented without further delay.
Njoroge noted that any further delay in the finalization of responsibility sharing at the state and local governments would also delay the completion of the establishment of the unity government’s structure and composition.