South Sudan Opposition Leaders Address The Public On IGAD Failed Peace Talks.
March 13, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Yesterday, the leaders of opposition from SPLM party addressed a public gathering at Gerji Youth centre in Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to brief the South Sudanese community residing in Ethiopia on the failed peace talks, mediated by East African block (IGAD.)
Cde.Puot Kang, the chairman of SPLM youth league said that the government of Juba is not committed for peace since it rejected all the agenda and the demands we put on the table for the change in the republic of South Sudan.
The government rejected the idea of reparation and compensation for the lives lost and property in the greater region of upper Nile, which is affected most by the current conflicts.
The rebels also demand the formation of truths and reconciliation commission under the transitional government which was also rejected by the government.
SPLM party was not bad but its ideology need to be ratified in the constitution and party leadership should be resolved.
Opposition party also demands the transformation of the army to reflect the national character of the SPLM.
“We want to highlight the public to know where we started and where we ended,” added the delegate.
Salva Kiir regime also rejected power sharing ratio of which 30% to opposition, 60% to the government and 10% to the former detainees or G10.
The establishment of the transitional justice whereby a court is going to be established by the A.U and south Sudan government to bring whoever is found being involved in the killing of innocent civilians to be brought to book.
“Whoever found guilty Salva, the president or the opposition leader must be held to account and face the laws”, said the leader.
“The only ways to reconcile the people of South Sudan is through the federal system of governance where the power supposes to be decentralized between the national and the states government, which was also rejected by juba regime.” Said the former ambassador to Us, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth.
For free and fair plus to have credible election, The SPLM/IO wanted the election commission to be form under the UN, for fair and transparency.
SPLM in opposition rejected the army to be integrated or absorbed, instead, they com-up with amalgamation process.
According to Amb Lol Gatkuoth, the opposition wanted all armed forces, both the government and the rebel to be in containment, especially the police, and correction units need to go under amalgamation process and all get trained.
Juba refused transitional security arrangement during the transitional period and suggests the third army to be crated to protect the VIP if the major towns are demilitarized.
The briefing was attended by women, youth, church leaders and army generals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Written by Dickson Gatluak Jock Nyuot, edited by Editorial Team.