UN-SG Ban Ki Moon Welcomes Formation Of TGoNU

The United Nation Secretary General (UN-SG) Ban Ki Moon in a statement release yesterday welcomed the appointment of the cabinet ministers and their deputies in the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

UN-SG Ban Ki Moon Welcomes Formation Of TGoNU
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [UN Media]

JUBA, 29 April 2016[Gurtong]- Ki-Moon said it is consistent with the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) of 17 August 2015.

The S.G is pleased to note that President Kiir and First Vice-President Riek Machar have achieved this important milestone of the peace process and urges them to swiftly complete the establishment of all institutions of transition.

Ki Moon also urged the parties to cease immediately all hostilities.

The Secretary-General commends the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) chair, President Festus Mogae, and the African Union High Representative, President Alpha Omar Konare, for steering the peace process forward, and reiterates the commitment of the United Nations to support all South Sudanese in restoring peace, stability and prosperity in the country.

He calls on the larger international community to remain actively engaged in the peace process and provide the necessary support to the full and timely implementation of the Peace Agreement.

The two rivals; President Salva Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar reached an agreement in August last year ending the two years of conflict.

Dr. Riek Machar returns home on Tuesday and was sworn into office as First Vice President.

Kiir and Machar yesterday reached their ministerial portfolios arrangement and formed the government of the National Unity bringing both faces together for a smile once again.

The TGoNU new government comprises of 16 members of SPLM in Government, 10 members of the SPLM in Opposition, 2 for SPLM Former Detainees and 2 for other Political Parties making 30 Cabinet Ministers.

In addition, 7 Ministers were also appointed.

Ban Ki Moon in his visit to South Sudan on February 25th, 2016 asked the leaders to quickly form the TGoNU government for development to start in the devastated areas of conflict.

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