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Dr. Machar Set To Land In Juba In One Week

South Sudan's SPLM-IO chairman, Dr.Riek Machar smiles as he meets his friends at Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa (Photo: Nyamilepedia via Sudan_tweet)
South Sudan’s SPLM-IO chairman, Dr.Riek Machar smiles as he meets his friends at Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa for the first since he fled to bush in December 2013 (Photo: Nyamilepedia via Sudan_tweet)

April 04, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– South Sudan’s Dr. Machar, the former Vice President who fled the capital in December 2013, is expected to arrive in Juba in one week time.

According to the latest schedule of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission, the country’s First Vice President, Riek Machar, who has led rebellion for the past two years, should arrive on Tuesday next week to form the Transitional Government of National Unity.

Upon the arrival of the SPLM/SPLA (IO) leader, JMEC will facilitate the first meeting of Mr. Kiir and Dr. Machar in the capital, Juba.

This will be the first time for the two leaders to meet in Juba since the SPLM Conference turned violent on the night of December 15, 2013, a deadly conflict that killed over 20 thousand Nuer civilians in the capital within the first three days of a political conflict turned ethnic.

Despite the bitterness, Machar assures the public that he will build trust to work with Mr. Kiir, however, he fears that the internally displaced persons may not gather courage to leave the protection sites under the auspice of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS).

“It is not my personal security that matters, it is that of the IDPs who have lived in camps for two-and-a half years; they need to come out and feel that they are safe. In regard to President Kiir, I believe we are capable of building confidence and trust in the process of implementing the agreement. “Machar responded to media in Nairobi.

For his security and his advanced team, the IO chairman is confident that 1, 370 troops, who are currently being airlifted to Juba, are enough; however, he strongly emphasizes that the IO may have to deploy the total of 2, 910 troops in Juba for the IDPs to leave the camp.

“Well, if the forces are already in Juba, there is no fear. The advance team is interacting with government forces and they are alright. But the main problem is how to persuade the IDPs in the UNMISS camps to come out. If we deploy our total of 2,910 forces, then the civil population can leave the camp” Machar said

The former Vice President calls for justice, national healing and reconciliation to move the nation forward after a two years conflict that has devastated social fabrics, destroyed property and nearly hundreds thousands of lives.

“Those who committed human-rights violations will have to carry their own cross, including those in the SPLM-IO. But on top of that, national healing and reconciliation is an important project that we should start immediately. ” he said.

According to JMEC calendar, the South Sudan leaders must move very fast to form the transitional government and restore the country as soon as Dr. Riek arrives.

On 13th April, the national parliament will be empowered to Transitional National Parliament, followed by the inauguration of the Transitional Government of National Unity(TGNU) and appointment of transitional ministers the following day.

Within the first one week after the arrival of Dr. Machar, JMEC will facilitate inauguration of TGNU, first meetings with the IMF and world Bank, and chairs the first meeting of the Boundary Commission, the body that will conduct survey on establishment of federalism in the country.

Despite the sign of hopes, more clashes continue in Equatoria and Bhar el Ghazal regions between the forces of Mr. Kiir and Mr. Machar.

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chol y April 4, 2016 at 11:20 pm

I’m a sniper so watch out Machar. That idiot must die.

Gale Force April 5, 2016 at 5:31 am

Dear Chol,

Please stop harted and desire of killing.Machar will come to Juba whether you like or not you celebrate his coming and nothing will happen to him as you wish to happen.Therefore,national healing and reconciliation will kickoff to put to an end the cowardly act of killing of innocent citizens in the Country and the massacre and heinous atrocities committed against the civilians will never and ever happen again in South Sudan as this peace will engulf.If you’re not amongs the peace lovers,please pack your things and go to hell alone.

chol y April 5, 2016 at 1:59 pm

No nuers civilians were killed in Juba ,so stop lying already.

GatNor April 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Bitch ads Chol. 91 too is said to be a myth created to blackmail powerful political figures within Just community. Tit for tat.you coward.

Beek April 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm

That is like a skeleton like

JOHN YOAL CHUOL April 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm

chol! let assure you my foolish brother,who aver hate Dr MACHAR will died before formation of national gov’t,take it from me now,the matter is because we will not communicate again.

Goweng Torbaar April 6, 2016 at 12:22 am

Prepare for the worst time ever is coming soon when JCE submitted regime to Dr.Machar


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