Juba, South Sudan – Thursday, 16 August 2018
Salva Kiir: I made a lot of concessions for peace
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit said on Wednesday that he had made many concessions to restore peace and stability to the country, agreed to expand the government and considered the peace deal between him and the opposition to end the war in the country forever.
During a meeting with states governors at the Presidential Palace in Juba, Kiir noted that the agreement signed last month in Khartoum eliminates the culture of rebellion, in order to build a national army representing all social groups.
He called on the governors of the 32 states to deliver the message of peace to the rules and the masses in the country, to cooperate with members of the next transitional government, and called for a campaign of all sectors to introduce the importance of the peace agreement.
He appealed to states governors to accept the cost of peace and sacrifices that could lead to the loss of their posts at the expense of the opposition, under the Convention on the division of power.
At the end of last month, the south Sudanese parties in Sudan’s capital Khartoum signed a final agreement on power sharing and security arrangements under the auspices of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and under the umbrella of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The agreement was signed by Mayardit, the leader of the armed opposition Riek Machar, as well as other political parties.