Eastern Jikany Community in Uganda Congratulates Dr. Riek Machar
Feb 16, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —- Latjor Community in Uganda would like to congratulate the Chairman and Commander-in—Chief of SPLM/A-IO H.E Dr.Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon for his recent appointment as the First Vice President of Republic of South Sudan, a letter sent to Nyamilepedia Editorial Team on Friday has stated.
Both Gatwech Lum stated, “Latjor Community would like to congratulate the former president of Botswana and Chairman of JMEC Mogue and international community for their commitment toward peace implementation, both should condemn the anti-peace elements within juba government.”
“The community however rejects the continual operation of 28 states under the government of Salva Kiir and questions the progress of peace implementation.”
The community asserted that the implementation of unconstitutional 28 states would tragically end the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan signed in August 2015 by two warring parties – the SPLM in Opposition led by Dr. Riek Machar and the SPLM in Government led by Salva Kiir Mayardit – if the international community will not address the issue aggressively.
Recently, President Kiir sent all his newly appointed 28 Governors, in respect to the 28 states, to their states beating the drums of war while disguising to carry the message of “bringing services to the people”.
War is currently launched against the SPLM-IO by the Government in Greater Equatoria, resulting in mass displacement of the civil population. However, in the midst of Kiir’s mess and unwillingness to peaceful settlement of the conflict, the Eastern Jikany community supports the peace process and applauds the appointment of Dr. Riek Machar into the position of First Vice President, reiterates Mr. Both Gatwech Lum, the chairperson of the Eastern Jikany Community in Uganda.
“We are happy as a community for the appointment of the SPLM-IO leader. This is important step in implementing the peace process if the other side is willing to implement it,”
Mr. Gatwech urges that if 28 states have not been scrapped out, the peace will be in jeopardy, the issue of disagreement will impede the implementation of peace, which in turn will put thousands of South Sudanese vulnerable to diseases and hunger that will lead to the worst humanitarian crisis. According to the latest humanitarian report on South Sudan, more than 40,000 civilians will die of hunger. The unsettled hurdles in the process South Sudan is far beyond comprehension.
The report is compiled by Elbow Chuol, Nyamilepedia Correspondent