Government Spokesperson Dr. Barnaba Marial addressing dignitaries on UN Day last week. [Gurtong | Waakhe Simon Wudu]
By Waakhe Simon Wudu
JUBA, 28 October 2012 [Gurtong] - Dr. Barnaba Marial, government’s Spokesperson underlined the UN progress on Wednesday as the world marked its day. Marial pointed out that; the UN’s role had been realistic in areas of rule of law and minimizing security.
“Currently as you are aware the people of South Sudan are appreciative and grateful for the presence of UNMISS peace keepers in this country. We thank the member countries who have contributed both military and police personnel to UNMISS operation in South Sudan,” said Marial.
“There had been positive monitoring by both sides for example for the disarmament program on civilians in Jonglei State by the SPLA and UNMISS forces, UNMISS’s role for peace consolidation,” he added.
Marial pointed out the government’s commitment to cooperate in partnership with the UNMISS and to the UN code of conduct as a member country.
South Sudan was admitted into the UN community last year as the 193rd member just after gaining her independence.
Marial said more efforts from both parties; government and the UNMISS is still needed in consolidating peace and security, adequate established conditions for development that will build a strong State capacity to govern effectively and democratically within its constitution and observation of human rights.
“All these will provide a road map for political, social and economic development that raises the standard of living of our people,” Marial said.