National Constitutional Amendment Committee inaugurated in Khartoum

Members of the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) posting for a photo in Khartoum on Monday (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 23rd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) has been inaugurated in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday according to a senior SPLM-IO official.

The NCAC is a part of wider committee provided for in the revitalized peace agreement signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last month by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.

The two signed the agreement in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa as part of IGAD effort to try to bring ro an end the ongoing civil war in the world’s youngest nation.

In a brief statement issued on Tuesday, the SPLM-IO governor of Imatong state Nathaniel Pierino – who is also a part of the committee – said the committee has been inaugurated on Monday in the Sudanese capital.

“The National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) was successfully inaugurated in Khartoum, Sudan on 22/10/2018,” he said in the statement seen by the Nyamilepedia.

He explained that one of the tasks vested upon the committee is to incorporate the agreement into South Sudan’s Transitional Constitution 2011 and other relevant acts.

“The committee shall incorporate the R-ARCSS into the constitution and review all relevant legislations and Acts; to make them conform to the provisions of the agreement,” he added.

South Sudan’s former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon will travel to the South Sudanese capital Juba along with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to attend the October 30th peace celebrations planned by the government.