Breaking: South Sudan’s leaders agree on allocation of states
STATEMENT ON THE FOURTH (4TH) MEETING OF THE PRESIDENCY
7TH MAY 2020, JUBA.
May 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Presidency held a meeting on the 7th of May 2020 in Juba under the auspices of H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic. And in attendance were H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, 1 st Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. James Wani lgga, Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Hussein Abdelbaggi Akol, Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Taban Deng Gai, Vice President of the Republic and H.E. Rebecca Nyandeng DeMabior, Vice President of the Republic.
After thorough deliberations on the agenda and in the spirit of collegial decision making, the Presidency resolved as follows:
Resolution No. 1 — On the Allocation of States:
• The former ITGoNU takes the following States:
- Central Equatoria State
- Eastern Equatoria State
- Lakes State
- Warrap State
- Northern Bahr El Ghazel State
- Unity State
• SPLM/A-IO takes the following States
- Jonglei State
- Western Bahr El Ghazel State
- Western Equatoria State
• SSOA takes the following State
— Upper Nile State
Resolution No. 2- On the Status of COVID -19
The Presidency has decided to relax the rules and directives of the lockdown with respect to the following areas:
• Curfew time will start at 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. effective Friday, 8th May 2020.
• Restaurants and Bars will re-open during the non-curfew hours, but should strictly observe social distancing.
• Shops and Stores will re-open, but the sellers and buyers should observe social distancing and allow a maximum of at least five (5) persons in a shop or store at a time.
• Boda Boda and Rickshaws transport will resume with only one passenger on a boda boda and two passengers for Rickshaws. However, both rider and passengers must wear masks.
• Internal travels by means of land, water and air shall resume soon. The High Level Taskforce on COVID-19 shall communicate details thereof.
• (6)Regional flights and Road Transport shall resume, but details shall be communicated by the High Level Taskforce on COVID-19.
Resolution No. 3- On Financial Contribution.
The Presidency has approved the amount of $ 750,000.00 as contribution of the Republic of South Sudan to African Union Fund (AUF) to fight COVID-19.
The Presidency further approved the amount of $ 250,000 as contribution of the Republic of South Sudan to the Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC).
Under A.O.B -The Presidency on request of the Economic Cluster approved for the latter the amount of $ 4,000,000 to purchase Gold, Gum Arabic and other commodities respectively, in a bid to diversify the economy.