SSAF/FDP Presents New Peace Proposal To IGAD, Setting New Power Sharing Ratios to The Parties To The Conflict, Awarding Itself with The Lion’s share

JMEC boss Festus Mogae touring Bentiu in Unity State (Photo: file).

JMEC boss Festus Mogae touring Bentiu in Unity State (Photo: file).

Jan 16, 2016 (Nyamilepedia) —- FDP/SSAF led by its Chairman and Commander in Chief Gen Peter Gatdet Yak has the following New Peace Proposal:

PREAMBLE

Acknowledging the fact that the recently signed IGAD sponsored Comprehensive Peace Agreement has excluded some factions of the South Sudan Armed Opposition,

Committed to achieving a comprehensive and enduring peace and stability in the Republic of South Sudan,

Aware that any exclusion of any factions of the South Sudan Armed Opposition will not bring about a complete and total peace to the country,

Further acknowledging the need for an inclusive peace agreement so that all the people of South Sudan can own it,

Accepting the immediate need to bring an end to the tragic conflict that has claimed the precious lives of our innocent citizens and displaced thousands others since December 2013,

Convinced that the final responsibility for bringing peace and stability rests on the shoulders of the people of South Sudan and their leaders,

Appreciating President Salva Kiir personal concern about bringing on board all factions of the South Sudan Armed Opposition including the FDP/SSAF.

Further re-affirming the commitment of both FDP/SSAF and GRSS to peace, national reconciliation, healing and accountability,

Unreservedly committed to the terms of this agreement; hereinafter referred to as the agreement and hereby agree as follows;

Power Sharing Ratios In the Transitional Period

For the FDP/SSAF to join the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and to participate effectively in the Transitional Government Institutions at the national and state levels, it is proposed that the two principal parties to the conflict, GRSS and SPLM-IO, contribute certain percentages of their shares in the power sharing arrangements to FDP/SSAF. The following table shows how this arrangement can be implemented:

A.

s/no National level GRSS SPLM-IO FDP/SSAF GRSS and SPLM-IO to allocate 3 Ministers
1. Executive 3 3 6 GRSS to allocate position 3rd Vice President, Assistant President   2 Advisors to FDP/SSAF
2. National Assembly

 

0 MPs 25 MPs SPLM-IO to contribute 25 MPs to FDP/SSAF, GRSS to allocate Deputy Speaker and 3 Chairpersons of Specialized Committees

 

 

B.

s/no State level: Government of Upper Nile State GRSS SPLM-IO FDP/SSAF GRSS and SPLM-IO Ministers to allocate to FDP
1. Executive 10% 20% 30% GRSS and SPLM-IO to contribute 10% and 20% respectively of their state Ministerial shares to FDP/SSAF including 3 gubernatorial positions (Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper states plus D/Governor Unity state)
2. Executive in other 7 states 15% 71/2% 71/2% GRSS and SPLM-IO to contribute 15% and 71/2% of their shares of ministers to FDP/SSAF in other 7 states
3. State Assemblies

 

We propose that the states Assemblies be expanded by (12) twelve MPs that shall be allocated to FDP/SSAF

 

Option 2

In case option one above does work option two shall be implemented as follows:

  1. The President shall expand the National Executive (Cabinet) by creating 5 new National Ministries and 2 positions of Deputy Ministers which shall then be allocated to FDP/SSAF.
  2. The National legislature shall be increased to 450 MPS instead of 400. The extra 50 shall be allocated to FDP/SSAF.
  3. The FDP/SSAF shall be allocated one position of Deputy Speaker and positions of 3 Chairpersons of Specialized Committees in the National Legislative Assembly.
  4. The FDP/SSAF shall have 40% in Greater Upper Nile states’ Executive and 15% in the Executive of the rest of the remaining (7) seven states.
  5. The above arrangements shall be done in the spirit of inclusiveness and participation for the FDP/SSAF.   
  6. The power sharing ratios for the GRSS, SPLM-IO and FDP/SSAF in the allocation of the Chairpersons of the National Commissions and Parastatals shall be as follows: It is proposed that the same arrangement be used for the appointment of members to these Commissions and Parastatals.
  7. National Commissions and Parastatals
GRSS SPLM-IO FDP/SSAF
10 4 4

 

SOUTH SUDAN CIVIL SERVICE

Civil Service is one of the most important national institutions that should reflect our diversity without compromising its neutrality and efficiency. Our general policy should be that recruitment to the service must be in line with the principle of Meritocracy. However, it is recommended that disadvantaged groups such as minorities, women and disable persons be employed under the policy of ‘Affirmative Action”. It is also recommended that the Civil Service Commission develops transparent, fair and equitable policies of recruitment and employment to ensure that every South Sudanese is accorded the opportunities they deserve.

The following positions should be allocated to the FDP/SSAF:

  1. 5 Undersecretaries in the Ministries
  2. 5 Ambassadors plus Secretaries in the Foreign Affairs
  3. 6 positions of DGs in the Ministries be allocated to FDP/SSAF
  4. 20% of positions in the civil service be allocated to FDP/SSAF

Security Sector Institutions

Army- SPLA

  1. 3   positions of Deputy Chief of Staff
  2. 1   positions of Sector Commander
  3. 20% positions of Directors HQS including personnel
  4. 6   positions Divisional Commanders
  5. D/Director MI
  6. Immediately after signing this agreement FDP/SSAF forces shall be part of GRSS Forces and shall enjoy all the benefits that their colleagues in the government forces enjoy. To build confidence and trust their deployment shall be done on brigade basis.

National Security

  1. 1 position of Director
  2. 1 position of Deputy Director
  3. 30% of Personnel

Other Organized Forces

Police

  1. 1 Deputy IGP
  2. 1 Director Customs
  3. 2 Deputy Directors of Immigration and CID
  4. 20% of Personnel

Prisons

  1. 1 D/DG
  2. 20% of personnel

Wildlife

  1. 1 D/DG
  2. 20% of personnel

Fire Brigade

  1. 1 Commissioner
  2. 20% of personnel

During the reforms process of the security sector institutions the following demands shall be allocated for FDP/SSAF.

  1. FDP/SSAF shall be allocated 30% of personnel shall be recruited to each Support and Specialized Units of the army: Engineers, Armor, Air force, Riverine, Air Defence, Artillery, Military Attaches, Signal and Medical.
  2. All auxiliary forces, White Army, Mathiang Anyoor, Dutku Beny etc, shall be recruited into the regular forces as an effective way of disbanding them. Others who may not be interested in joining the security forces shall be assisted to establish businesses through the Micro Finance Programs and Enterprise Development Fund (DDR).
  1. FDP/SSAF shall be allocated 30% of personnel shall be recruited to each Support and Specialized Units of the army: Engineers, Armor, Air force, Riverine, Air Defence, Artillery, Military Attaches, Signal and Medical.
  2. All auxiliary forces, White Army, Mathiang Anyoor, Dutku Beny etc, shall be recruited into the regular forces as an effective way of disbanding them. Others who may not be interested in joining the security forces shall be assisted to establish businesses through the Micro Finance Programs and Enterprise Development Fund (DDR)

Transitional Justice and Accountability

  1. The GRSS shall bear the responsibility of compensation for Nuer Ethnic Group victims of Juba massacre from 15-31 December 2013. The legal procedures and processes prescribed for compensation and reparations in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement will be too technical, expensive and frustrating to the ordinary people. The relatives of victims will not be patient enough and may lead to attempts of revenge thereby triggering another crisis.
  2. The President of the Republic of South Sudan shall declare Amnesty for all members of FDP/SSAF immediately after this Agreement is signed by the two parties and all members of the FDP/SSAF imprisoned by the GRSS in connection to the Crisis that erupted on December 15th 2013 shall be released immediately.
  3. The GRSS shall accept and apologize unconditionally to the Nuer people for the unprovoked Juba massacres of December 2013

IDPS IN UNMISS CAMPS  

  1. The GRSS with partnership with the UN shall transport all IDPS to their areas of origin, resettle them and provide them with amenities of livelihood (food, utensils and agricultural implements).
  2. All government employees shall report to their places of work immediately.

Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction

The GRSS in partnership with the UN and NGOS shall repatriate South Sudanese refugees from the neighboring countries. They shall be resettled and given the assistance they need in term of food, shelter and clean water until they are able to stand on their own.

Democratic Transformation

FDP/SSAF shall be represented in the following institutions:

  1. Electoral Commission
  2. Political Parties Forum
  3. Census Bureau of Statistics
  4. Constitutional Review Commission

During the democratic transformation in the transitional period the following freedoms shall be allowed:

  1. Freedom of expression
  2. Freedom of speech
  3. Free press
  4. Freedom of Assembly

Comprehensive Peace Agreement Implementation

The FDP/SSAF shall be represented in the following Transitional Military arrangements by the numbers indicated:

  1. Members in the Cease Fire and Transitional Security arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM)
  2. Members in the Strategic Defense and Security Review (SDSR)
  3. Member in the Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC)
  4. Members in the Area Joint Military Ceasefire Committee (AJMCC) and Joint Military CeasefireTeam   (JMCT)

Joint Military and other Security Units in Juba                                                      

The FDP shall contribute with the following numbers to the above units:

  1. SPLA:  1400 officers and men
  2. Police:  1400 officers and men
  3. Prisons wardens: 1400 officers and men
  4. Wildlife service: 1400 officers and men
  5. Fire Brigade: 750 officers and men

All roads leading in and out of Juba shall be manned by a combined force of FDP/SSAF and GRSS.

FDP/SSAF Reservations on the 28 states- based Federal system

  1. The current economic situation in our country will be overstretched and will not be able to fund the federal program considering our other national obligations such as reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of our people who were displaced by the conflict. Moreover our government shall still be obliged to meet its usual obligations such as salaries, debt repayment and contract obligations. The oil revenues which we usually rely on have gone down due to drop in the international oil prices.
  2. Our people have been living together for decades not without internal conflicts though. However, they have been settling these internal conflicts using their traditional methods of conflict resolutions. To canton our people into ethnic states will make them more hostile to each other. We propose that we maintain the already existing 10 states until our economy improves.
  3. Our human resources who are important in implementing the federal program is largely unskilled and few. It would require our government to recruit and train more employees before we embark on this huge program.
  4. The policy of our government has always been to unite our people so that we can emerge as a strong united nation able to defend our territories and independence. We should not abandon this novel objective at this early stage of nation’s development.
  5. The creation of 28 states has already created ethnic conflicts between neighbouring tribes on boundaries issues: The following are examples: Conflict between the Bul of Mayom and the Dinka of Pariang, Abiemnom; conflict between the people of Raga and the Dinka of Aweil; conflict beween the Shilluk and the Dinka of Baliet, Melut, Atar and Khorfulus; there is a conflict between the Jikany of Nasir and the Dinka of Baliet; There is a conflict between the Nuer of Fangak and Ayod with the Dinka Rut of Korwai , Ruweng, Luac and Thoi of Atar and Khorfulus; The Lou are conflicting the Murle, Dinka of Greater Bor and Dinka of Khorfulus. Although these conflicts existed before the creation of the 28 states, their intensity will increase after the creation of these ethnic based states.
  6. We therefore propose that we maintain the existing 10 states and be able to provide the necessary services to our people with our current meager resources and at the same time meet other local and International obligations.

Truth, Reconciliation and Healing and (CTRH)

Traditional chiefs, community elders, Church leaders and African Religious leaders shall be members of the Truth, Reconciliation and Healing Commission.

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  1 comment for “SSAF/FDP Presents New Peace Proposal To IGAD, Setting New Power Sharing Ratios to The Parties To The Conflict, Awarding Itself with The Lion’s share

  1. January 16, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Whoever proposed that document,please,stop joking because it ‘ll not going to survive in any ways. You make people of South Sudan confuse by making unimaginable.
    If you think people ‘ll pay attention by that kind of proposal, You are waisting you r times my friend. I believed the cause of death of thousand of civilian in this country, Will not go unfurnished by them.

    All mighty nuer are united against solo enemy that tried to exterminated all nuer. However,nuer disown your reputation wherever you might be resided.

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