South Sudan remains focused in its strategic and diplomatic achievement of lasting peace. Earlier this week, A total of 503 Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) and 92 Council of States members took oath at a at a swearing in ceremony presided over by the Chief Justice Chan Reec Madut in Juba on Monday.
In a bid to ensure tranquility and unity, regional peace monitors released a statement on Tuesday expressing their happiness and support to the newly appointed legislative assembly and reminded the lawmakers to speed up the enactment of key legislations recommended in the September 2018 revitalized peace accord as a move to take the country forward. The peace monitors further issued a strong appeal to the incoming leaders to fast track the completion of the outstanding governance issues both politically and nationally, including the reconstitution of the State Legislature, and the restructuring and reconstitution of institutions and commissions at the national level to allow provision for an extremely united and a holistic development strategy in the the country additionally, the peace monitoring body distinctively appreciated the appointment of the first woman speaker of the TNLA including another deputy woman speaker of the Council of State, a move considered to be in line with the peace agreement.
In spite of existing challenges in the country, the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) echoed their voice welcoming the swearing in of the new members of the reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) together with the Council of States of the Revitalized Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) and urged them to put their country first irrespective of your personality and differences in order to push the country in the right direction. The appreciation offered by (RJMEC) was long overdue with the swearing in ceremony happening way behind schedule than expected but it remains a good start for achieving democracy much needed by the citizens of South Sudan.