Tuesday, May 22, 2012


General Wani Igga of South Sudan
CISA REPORT: NAIROBI, May 18, 2012 (CISA) -Speaker of the National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan, General Wani Igga has said that the solution to the current border crisis between his country and the Sudan is the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2005 between the Khartoum Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) of South Sudan.
Addressing hundreds of South Sudanese residing in Kenya at Nairobi’s Railway Club grounds on May 16 during the marking of 29th Day of SPLM/A, Mr Wani said the CPA was very crucial in sorting out the prevailing issues.
“The Government of South Sudan and its entire people strongly believe that nothing short of abiding with the contents of the CPA on both sides- South Sudan and the Sudan Governments will bring to an end the current border crisis between the two countries,” he said.
Mr Wani urged the South Sudanese in Diaspora to continue to support the Government in its efforts to bring to an end the current border crisis as well as the on-going inter-community civil conflicts facing the country.
Meanwhile an official at the South Sudan Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr Peter G Jok, on May 17 told CISA in a telephone interview that the Government was most willing to resume talks on the border crisis, as requested by the United Nations.
The UN had given the two parties, the South Sudan and the Sudan a deadline of May 16, which has elapsed.
“It would seem the Sudan Government is not as willing as we are on the issue,” he remarked.
“For us, we are ready, simply waiting for a signal from Mr Thabo Mbeki (former South African President), Chairman of the African Union High Implementation panel that is mediating between Sudan and South Sudan,” said Mr Jok, the Embassy’s Third Secretary.
On the role of the Church in the current inter-community conflicts in South Sudan, Mr. Jok praised churches for their commitment in combating the issue.
“The churches are currently engaged on peace-building among the affected communities. They are busy holding meetings and workshops on peace and reconciliation among the affected communities,” he further told CISA.
The Embassy official hopes that a solution to the current border crisis as well as the inter-community conflicts affecting some communities in some parts of the country will amicably be sorted out.

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