RJMEC advises MPs on constitution-making and electoral processes

May 10, 2022 (JUBA) – The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) on Tuesday convened a sensitization workshop on the Revitalized Peace Agreement for the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly (RTNLA) of South Sudan .

Speaking at the opening of the workshop in Juba, the acting RJMEC Chairman, Ambassador Major General Charles Tai Gituai said it was imperative that the RTNLA prioritize and focus on legislative preparations for constitution-making and electoral processes.

He said the constitution and elections are essential requirements of the deal for the country’s transition to a democratic dispensation.

“I would like to stress to you, as members of the RTNLA, the importance of a permanent Constitution led and owned by the people, which will be the cornerstone of the State of South Sudan, paving the way for a smooth transition through free and fair politics and credible elections,” Gituai remarked.

He urged MPs to ensure appropriate and timely legislation that will expedite the completion of the electoral process on time.

“As the legislative arm of government, I take this opportunity to remind you of the critical role your institution plays in ensuring that the necessary legislation is enacted to enable this process to begin quickly,” the acting president stressed. of the organ of peace.

He added: “Time is running out now. There is concern among the parties to the R-ARCSS and peace partners as to how the outstanding tasks of the R-ARCSS are to be implemented expeditiously during the remaining period of the transition.

The interim president called on the parties to the peace agreement to continue building on the peace dividends achieved so far, to uphold their commitments to peace, to take steps to restore broken relations, to strengthen trust between you, to turn a new page; and instilling the necessary political will that will move the country towards lasting peace and stability.

The workshop, bringing together the first group of the 550 members of the RTNLA, aims to familiarize the members with the content of the peace agreement and also to provide updates on the current status of its implementation.

“It is therefore important for you, as national leaders, to have a better common understanding of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, to gain clarity on critical content-related questions and issues surrounding its implementation, and to give him full support,” Gituai noted.

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