July 30, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The government of the Republic of Uganda in a news statement has said it does not recognise the controversial appointment of Taban Deng Gai as a First Vice President by South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir.
This statement was issued by a senior official from the office of the foreign affair ministry.
The official, who spoke on television, said that the government of the Republic of Uganda is concerned about the peace and its neighbour, South Sudan, citing the political instability of the country and how it affects the neighbouring states in term of security and economic aspects.
Thousands of Ugandans who earn their living in South Sudan had recently been repatriated following the recent fighting that erupted in the capital, Juba, between the two warring factions of SPLA forces
Uganda is also concerned about the hiking influx of South Sudanese refugees to its territory in search of a safer haven after escaping war back home.
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According to UNHCR statistics at least over 26,000 South Sudanese refugees entered through various border points, stressing that the number could double if no amicable peace resolution is reached.
The analyst, however, warns that the controversial replacement may escalate war. The same perspective was echoed by the International Community which maintains its position of not recognising Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President.
Uganda’s Government officials, who spoke on NTVUG Weekend Edition, confirmed that Ugandan government won’t recognise Taban Deng Gai as the First Vice President.
The Ugandan government has also urged president Salva Kiir to accept the proposed intervention of regional troops, warning that failure to do cooperate with African Union endorsed proposal could lead Mr. Kiir’s government into a more dangerous trap.
Unlike 2013, Uganda sent its troops to Juba this time to evacuate their citizens. While most of the troops have escorted citizens back home, others returned to Nsitu headquarters within South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state.