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SPLM-IO accuse the government of deliberately stalling the peace agreement

Feb 25, 2021(Nyamilepedia) – A senior SPLM-IO official, Dr. Nathaniel Pierino, accused the government of deliberately stalling the implementation of the peace agreement adding that the belief that the “Peace Agreement is being implemented is a sheer blackmail and a flatter.”

Dr. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino , SPLM-IO former Governor of Imatong state and party representative to National Constitution Amendment Committee(Photo credit: Supplied/Nyamilepedia)
Dr. Oyet Nathaniel Pierino , SPLM-IO former Governor of Imatong state and party representative to National Constitution Amendment Committee(Photo credit: Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

In a statement extended to Nyamilepedia, the SPLM-IO official said that the implementation of the peace agreement has stalled as there is no Political Will to implement the Agreement.

He accused the government of withholding funds meant for the implementation of the peace agreement.

“The reality on the ground which we should and shall continue to speak of and alert the world, and friends of South Sudan is that the Peace Implementation has stalled. The assertion that the Peace Agreement is being implemented is sheer blackmail and a flatter. There is No Political Will to implement the Agreement and deliberate refusal to commit funds for implementation for the last 29 months has severely stifled the Peace Agreement,” read a statement by Nathaniel Pierino.

Nathaniel also noted that the formation of RTGNU is not complete at the national and state level after one year into the peace agreement adding that the ITGNU have been dragging their feet on the implementation of the agreement.

According to Nathaniel, the government has been extending the timelines for the implementation for the agreement.

“The Pre Transitional Tasks which had been occasioning perpetual extension for six months and 100 days and later moved to the transitional period have not been touched during the first year of the transitional period. The parties have been attempting to form a government, of which they have not yet completed the same,” he said.

He wondered what the country can show as the progress for the implementation for the last two years after the signing of the agreement.

“What do we have to show during the twelve months of the Transitional Period other than attempting to form a government?” Nathaniel posed.

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