Unity government will be formed in November as agreed – Tutkew

South Sudan Presidential Advisor Security and head of NPTC, Tutkew Gatluak (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 12th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – The Reconstituted Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU) will be formed in November as agreed, a senior government official said.

Tutkew Gatluak, the head of the National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC) and Presidential Advisor on security told reporters in Juba on Thursday that the government will be formed on time.

NPTC is the body charged with implementing the peace agreement signed in September 2018 between President Salva Kiir’s government and opposition groups including Machar’s SPLM-IO.

The formation of the government is in spite of a protest by the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO, led by former first vice-president Dr. Riek Machar and NDM led by Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin who wants the action postponed until a settlement is reached on the number of states.

“All arrangements on the implementation of the peace agreement are done and we are ready to form the transitional unity government on time without any delay,” Gatluak told journalists in Juba.

“There is nothing ahead of us apart from the formation of the transitional unity government,” he added.

Gatluak further said the issue of the number of states and boundaries will not undermine the formation of the transitional government saying the matter will be settled by the new government.

“The issue of states and boundaries will not delay the formation of the transitional unity government,” the official said.

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