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S. Sudan parties agree on allocation of positions in states – Makuei

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August 21, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan parties to the revitalized peace agreement have finally agreed to the allocation of the positions in the states governments, information minister and government spokesman Michael Makuei said.

The latest agreement paves way for the formation of state governments which have been awaited by the people of South Sudan amid an increase in deadly inter-communal conflicts which has killed hundreds this year.

Speaking to reporters following a meeting of the high-level committee on the allocation of the state’s position, Makuei said the parties have remained only with the allocation of county commissioners which he said would be resolved soon.

“We have agreed [and] today left only with the allocations of the positions of county commissioners, so that we finished with the executive,” Makuei revealed in Juba.

The 2018 peace agreement said that the SPLM-IG led by President Salva Kiir government shall have 55 percent at the state and local government levels and the Machar-led SPLM-IO shall have 27 percent representation.

South Sudan Opposition Alliance or SSOA shall have 10 percent while the Other Political Parties or OPP shall have 8 percent. The previous agreement reached by the parties also stated that there shall be 10 deputy governors.

According to the deal, Kiir’s group shall nominate 3, Dr. Riek Machar’s party shall nominate 3, while SSOA shall nominate one, and OPP shall nominate 3 deputy governors.

There shall be five Advisors for each state.

They also agreed to appoint 17 ministers for each of the states.

President Kiir’s party shall nominate nine, Machar with five nominees, two from SSOA and one from the OPP.

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