“More announcements are underway” Kiir urges citizens to remain hopeful

Delivering a speech on New Year’s Eve, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, has urged the people of South Sudan to remain optimistic as the Parties are close to finalizing the pending issues and make announcements in the next few days.

“Fellow citizens, as we are approaching the year 2021, I would like to convey my new year wishes from Juba to all of you across the country.”

“As I mentioned in my Christmas message, 2020 has been a difficult year. We were affected by COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to take human lives and exacted economic toll both in our country and across the globe. Our situation has also been worsened by floods, which have deströyed livelihood of thousands of people in our country,” said Kiir a statement seen by Thessherald.

“We announced deputy governors yesterday and more announcements are imminent,” said President Kiir in his New Year’s message to the people of South Sudan.

On a positive note, Kiir stressed that the current peace agreement is the only viable way to restore peace to the country.

“For this milestone, I would like to congratulate the parties and urge them to use this momentum to quicken the pace of the implementation of the remaining chapters of the agreement. This is because the revitalized peace agreement is the framework for returning our country to permanent stability, and we have no choice other than to implement it faithfully.”

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