Hundreds takes to the streets in Juba welcoming peace deal

South Sudanese citizens in Juba celebrating the signing of the peace agreement (File photo)

South Sudanese citizens in Juba celebrating the signing of the peace agreement (File photo)

August 5th 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – Hundreds of South Sudanese citizens in the country’s capital Juba have took to streets welcoming the signing of the final peace agreement by South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.

This evening, the President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit, and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, signed the final peace agreement to end the country’s five-year-old conflict.

According to the terms of the agreement, South Sudan’s incumbent President, Salva Kiir, will lead the transitional government of national unity for a period of 36 month and the SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon will be reinstated as the First Vice-President.

There would be another four vice presidents two of whom would be nominated by the incumbent government led by Kiir and one would be for the South Sudan Opposition Alliance and the fourth one would be nominated by the FDs but shall be a woman.

Also according to the agreement, there shall be a cabinet of 35 ministers with the government having the lion’s share taking 20 minister. Machar’s SPLM-IO to have 9 ministers and the remaining 6 would be divided between the South Sudan Opposition Alliance, the Former Detainees and other political parties.

The Transitional Period would be preceded by a period of eight month pre-transitional period that will witness the settling of the issue of the controversial 32 states.