South Sudan’s federal government on Tuesday minimized the current clashes in between competing opposition forces stating they will not interrupt the continuous application of the 2018 renewed peace offer.
Michael Makuei Lueth, Minister of Information and Broadcasting stated that the current clashes in between soldiers faithful to First Vice President and chairman of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army- in opposition (SPLM/A-IO) Riek Machar and those faithful to his previous chief of personnel are an internal issue that will not overflow.
“It (violence) will not affect the ongoing peace process because any problem within one of the partners, this partner will resolve their problem because their problem has nothing to do with the peace agreement,” Makuei informed Xinhua in Juba.
An intense fight appeared on August 7 after Machar’s competitors stated on August 4 they had actually deposed him as the head of the celebration and military leader of the SPLA-IO.
But Machar’s allies on August 5 kept that he was still completely control of the celebration.
The local body Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) that moderated the 2018 renewed peace offer just recently dispatched its Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu to moderate in between the belligerent celebrations.
Stephen Par Kuol, Minister for Peacebuilding and member of SPLM-IO, verified that efforts are being made by the local bloc and the renewed transitional unity federal government to solve the dispute.
He confessed that the security plan that consists of training and graduation of the 83,000 unified forces to organize security throughout the transitional duration stays difficult due to consistent hold-ups.
“Whatever happened will be investigated, the region will not support the reintroduction of violence,” Kuol stated. Enditem