July 24, 2015 (Nyamilpeedia) — South Sudan’s Former Political Detainees, who were recently absorbed by the SPLM-Juba Faction, call on the IGAD-PLUS mediators to ensure that there shall be no further rounds to negotiate peace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
“We should resolve that there shall be no further rounds to negotiate peace in Addis Ababa” Cde. Deng Alor resolves.
Addressing the IGAD-PLUS forum on the Occasion of Submission of the Proposed Compromise Agreement to the South Sudan Stakeholders to Resolve the Crisis in South Sudan, Cde Deng Alor, who represents the SPLM Leaders, previously known as SPLM-Uhuru, urges that the warring factions must sign an agreement upon their return in mid August, 2015.
“This must be the last round in which we should agree and sign the compromise solution proposed by the mediation.” Deng Alor said.
Hon Deng, the former Cabinet Affairs Minister of South Sudan, warms that the country is collapsing beyond repairs.
He stresses that if the holders fail to sign an agreement now, then the country will disintegrate into pieces.
“Being at the farthest worst point of fragility, South Sudan will disintegrate into pieces if allowed to hit the hard surface. It is self-evident that such disintegration will not only be catastrophic but will be hard to reverse.” Deng said.
“There will be no any possibility of a group or groups picking the pieces or putting it back together. It is, in our view, crystal clear that the only option available to us is to prevent collapse and rescue the country.” He continued.
Deng further urges the South Sudanese to expect no ideal and perfect solutions to the ongoing conflict in the short run but rather to work collectively to improve and achieve the best goals of freedom, democracy, liberty and justice.
“the only indispensible lubricant that can keep this imperfect deals and compromises running to achieve those pure and perfect goals of freedom, democracy, liberty and justice, in the long term – is in our collective commitment to reclaim our national will and to get our country back from the morass of fragility and entrapment.” He stresses.
“That fresh start begins with admitting that we cannot retrieve what is lost. It resides in realizing that we cannot agree on the narrative of what had gone wrong and the history of crisis.” he says.
Although the former detainees are acknowledged in the Compromise Peace Document as an independent entity, the former detainees have admitted joining the government and dropping all the name tags that they were identified with in exile.
The document allocates approximately seven (7) percent of power to the SPLM Leaders and the remaining seven of fourteen (14) percent to other political parties in the country.
The government gets fifty three (53) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (16 Ministers) as SPLM/SPLA [IO] takes the remaining thirty three (33) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (10 ministers) in the Council of Ministers as previously proposed.