Opinion: South Sudan parties risk further extension without results

By Nathaniel Pierino

SPLM-IO Governor of Imatong state and representative to NCAC Oyet Nathaniel Pierino (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)
SPLM-IO Governor of Imatong state and representative to NCAC Oyet Nathaniel Pierino (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

November 7th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Now that the world is against any unilateral formation of government on 12 November. The parties are again at risk of further extension without results. Any blanket extension without auditing and accountability by the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) and implementation mechanisms for the last 14 months is a blank cheque, joke and a waste of time.

NPTC should explain why sum of 89,000 USD was spent on a retreat trip to Vatican when the Vatican paid for all expenses including round tickets from Juba to Rome, meetings, accommodations, shuttles, feeding, and toilets.

How NPTC created fictitious movements and groups and paid sum of 350,000 USD for Non Aligned Movement; and approving payments of sum of 500,000USD for Presbyterian Church to train unified forces; such were not budgeted for and never part of their terms of reference and mandates under the agreement. Inflating hotel bills and car rents, etcetera.

NPTC has not met since April, 2019 yet major decisions including allocation of money are taken on its behalf.  NPTC has become what the parties didn’t think of; otherwise it would have been difficult to include it in the agreement; the parties didn’t negotiate an organization buy klonopin legally that would kill the spirit of the agreement, a lucrative cartel and inter-party center for looting devoid of the spirit of the agreement. Unfortunately; it is composed of senior members of the parties and supposedly to coordinate and facilitate the parties to implement the agreement;

This monster should be an agenda item in Addis Ababa stoke-taking meeting and subjected to independent review by the parties. The parties should constitute an ad hoc Independent Review Committee (IRC) to accomplish this task. The agreement sets standards for Reforms, all implementation mechanisms should be reflective of these standards.

In lieu of the above, the spirit of the agreement shall be lost and the parties shall perpetually go for extension without any results while the country continues to starve and suffer.

The author is the SPLM-IO governor of Imatong state

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