Youth group condemns ceasefire violation by South Sudan


Government troops moving alongside Juba/Bor Road January 2014 (File photo)
Government troops moving alongside Juba/Bor Road January 2014 (File photo)

July 1st 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – A youth group in South Sudan, the International Youth for Africa (IYA), has condemned the violation, by South Sudan, of the ceasefire agreement signed on Wednesday in the Sudanese capital Khartoum by President Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.

“The International Youth for Africa (IYA) has condemned the violation of the recently Permanent Ceasefire signed by President Kiir and SPLM-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar in Khartoum, Sudan. IYA has calls on South Sudan to respect the permanent Ceasefire in order for the people of South Sudan to have peace,” the youth group said in a statement extended to the Nyamilepedia.

The group in the statement dated July 1, 2018, said there is need to bring to account the culprit urging the CTSAMM, the African Union and the International Community to investigate as quickly as possible.

“There is need for quick action brings the perpetrators to book. IYA calls on the CTSAMM, AU, IGAD and International Community investigate the violation quickly.  It’s time to bring violators to account and ensuring they face punitive measures. They break the confident of South Sudanese citizens for Khartoum declaration by the warring parties. IYA says youth demand for 35% representation at all levels of government and decision making position to be incorporated into the revitalized agreement,” the statement partly read.

The group said this should a time for actions to end the war pointing to the suffering of the people of South Sudan.

“The people have been suffered for long time. It’s time for action and time for realization and total stability of South Sudan. South Sudan becomes laughter stock in 21st century by other members of East Africa countries. Let’s the senior commanders who in the field to respect the permanent Ceasefire. When South Sudanese should enjoy the peace, love, joys and justice in their own country,” the statement added.

The group also urged the IGAD mediation to allow members of the CSO, faith-based groups to participate without limit in the ongoing Khartoum talks.

“IYA calls on the IGAD to allow the members of Civil Society groups, religious leaders, youth and women block to the hall for the peace talks in Khartoum.  Civil society play big role to inform, educate and aware the general populace for the peaceful society,” the statement further added.

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1 comment

Buule July 1, 2018 at 9:20 am

Its quite embarrassing that both parties are not willing to work together, children and women are suffering ,why don’t u at least put your differences and political affiliations aside? South Sudan is here to live,why don’t focus on next generation? Why don’t u make this nation a better place to live?silence the guns ,they will never bring peace to this nation Rather destroying it ,enough blood is poured and a lot of sacrifices were made for this nation,its time to rebuild the broken walls ,with only batter social amenities ,peace is the attribute of the heart,leaders will go, regimes will end ,empires will come to an end but South Sudan is here to leave for trillion years.


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