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EU ambassador calls for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Legislative Assembly

Nov 16, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — The European Union ambassador to South Sudan Christian Bader has called for the formation of the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly(R-TNLA) to enable the government to pass governance decisions.

President Salva Kiir receives Naohiro Tsutsumi, ambassador of Japan to South Sudan and Christian Bader, head of the European Delegation to South Sudan today, Thursday, October 1, 2020(Photo credit: OoP/Nyamilepedia)
President Salva Kiir receives Naohiro Tsutsumi, ambassador of Japan to South Sudan and Christian Bader, head of the European Delegation to South Sudan today, Thursday, October 1, 2020(Photo credit: OoP/Nyamilepedia)

“More importantly, the Revitalized Legislative Assembly has to be formed without any further delay, in order to make possible both the routine governance decisions – such as a long-delayed national budget- and the important reforms foreseen by the peace agreement,” Christian Badder said on Saturday as he was addressing the National dialogue delegates.

Christian Badder said that the European Union is concerned about the continuous spread of local violence with civilians as the most affected victims which include the frightening frequency of the humanitarian workers. 

“The parties are still accepting defections of commanders from the other side, often accompanied by violent clashes. Nobody, neither here in Juba nor elsewhere, will gain from keeping up the widespread localized violence in South Sudan,” Christian Badder said.

He encouraged the government to continue their efforts on Public Finance Management and to decide and implement the necessary reforms.

The ambassador further tasked the government to implement security and financial reforms to be eligible for development aid amid the Covid 19 pandemic.

He went on to say that the partner countries that he is representing will be holding a meeting next week in which they will decide on which countries they will invest in.

“Decisions will be taken in the next weeks in Brussels and in the European capitals on which of our partner countries will deserve the investment of our taxpayers. Only the concrete advancement on the long-awaited reforms in the coming weeks can allow myself and my Team Europe colleagues from the Member States to convince EU taxpayers that their dwindling money would be well invested in South Sudan,“ he added.

He hailed the National Dialogue as an important initiative to open up discussion among communities.

Ambassador Bader was speaking on behalf of the ambassadors of France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

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