Incorporating R-ARCSS into South Sudan’s Transitional Constitution, a joke – Information Minister
October 4th 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-The Minister of Information and Broadcasting Michael Makuei has said an attempt to incorporate the Revitalized Peace Agreement into the Transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan is just a joke.
“Talking about the constitution at this time is just a joke, because we can take it today, present it to the parliament, the parliament will pass it, it is brought to the President, the President signs it into law and then it is waiting for that day. So, it is not a necessity.”
The Information Minister and government spokesperson, Makuei, undecored that there is no cause for alarm and members of the public should not worry about the delay in incorporating the peace agreement into the constitution, pointing out that the time is not yet ripe.
“There have been a lot of voices; people have been talking a lot – expressing worries about the delay in the enactment of the constitution, and we have been telling them the constitution at present is not the priority,” said Michael Makuei on Thursday.
Noting that, “Even if it was signed now by the President, it would wait for the establishment of the transitional government of the revitalized TGoNU.”
South Sudan’s Parties signed an agreement last year, aimed at ending violence that has triggered one of the highest levels of displacement on record.
Under the terms of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, the National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) – a body charged with overseeing the constitution – is supposed to begin the process of incorporating peace into the country’s constitution as soon as it is signed