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Civil Society group demands compensation for victims and calls for Minister of Transport to resign

March 4, 2021  (Nyamilepedia) —  A Juba based civil society group, the Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA), has welcomed the suspension of South Supreme planes after a deadly crash and calls for compensation for the victims.

A South Sudan Airline crashed in Peiri, Uror County, killing all the ten people onboard(Photo credit: supplied)
A South Sudan Airline crashed in Peiri, Uror County, killing all the ten people onboard(Photo credit: supplied)

According to the executive director of CPA, Ter Manyang Gatwech, the compensation for victims is important for the “purpose of peace and reconciliation.”

“This is an overdue.  CPA calls for compensation for victims by South Supreme planes for the purpose of peace and reconciliation.” Ter said.

According to the CPA executive, the air accidents are caused by lack of quality assurance in the country and therefore the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation should resign.

“This is a lack of quality assurance in this country by South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Transport.” Ter said.

CPA has call for immediate resignation of the Transport Minister and Director for South Sudan Civil Aviation Authority in order for South Sudanese citizens and populace to restored confidence and hope in the plane industries.” The CPA Executive Director continued.

The CPA calls on authority to purchase new aircrafts to restore trust and confidence in air travel.

“The Center for Peace and Advocacy would like to suggest that, there is need for a new commercial Airplanes can be purchase like Airbus A220, Comac C919, Boeing 777X, Airbus A350-1000,  Boom Overture, Airbus A330neo, Airbus A321neo and Airbus A321XLR for the safety of our people in the country and other foreigners.” Reads part of the CPA reports.

The CPA sends its condolences to the family of the victims and friends who are affected by the recent plane crash in Pieri.

“The Center for Peace and Advocacy (CPA) family would like to register their heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.” The Statement further continued.

The Uror air crash is one of the major plane crashes in less than seven months in South Sudan.

In August 2020 a plane crash in Kemeru area at the outkirts of Juba claimed 8 lives leaving only one survivors when a plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Juba International Airport.

Other major air accidents include a plan crash in 2018 when a charter flight traveling froom Juba to Yirol killed 19 people.

Two other major air crashes were witnessed in 2017 in Wau and 2015 near Juba after a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed, killing 36 people on board.

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