JMEC Chairman Stranded Due To Unrest At Juba International Airport, South Sudan
Jan 06, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Expected to arrive to oversee the lottery-style selection of Ministerial Portfolios of what would be South Sudan Transitional Government of National Unity, president Festus Mogae and his delegation are stranded at Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Kenya due to unrest at South Sudan’s Juba International airport.
Government supporters are believed to be matching at Juba International Airport in South Sudan capital as the Chairman of Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, President Festus Mogae, is expected to arrive any this afternoon to join a JMEC session that is currently in progress.
According to Mabior Garang de Mabior, the National Committee Chairman of information and public relations for the SPLM/SPLA in Opposition, who is also stranded alongside President Mogae in Nairobi, Kenya, the JMEC session that was to oversee selection of Ministries under strict supervision of JMEC Chairman is currently in progress in Juba.
Although no one was sure of the causes of such rare strike at the time of this writing, Mabior suspects that Salva Kiir’s government could have a hand in organizing such demonstrations.
“it seems very convenient that this strike is taking place on this particular day…what’s more…the government has the capacity to pay those workers for the sake of quick implementation of peace” Mabior narrates from JKI, Nairobi, Kenya.
In the interest of peace and to halt the collapsing economy, Mabior believes it is inappropriate and non-beneficial for any citizen to strike at this time.
“they could even give special consideration to the flight of H.E. Festus Mogae…a strike at this moment of bringing peace to the country is counterproductive even to the intersts of those on strike…it is through this peace that the direeconomic crisis can be halted…I don’t think it is a real real strike…I smell a rat” Mabior states.
According to government sources, however, the national airport has ran out of fuel to pump the generators since morning. This is believed to have led to cancellation of many domestic and international flights.