New South Sudan Legislative Assembly to Implement Revitalized Peace Agreement

The welcoming and swearing into office of 504 members of the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly and 84 members of the Council of States by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), with the sole responsibility of passing new laws and reforms that will help progress the full implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, including the permanent constitution-making process and preparations for elections at the end of the transitional period, was indeed a positive step forward in the peace process.

Another positive step forward in the peace process, is the achievement of having the Country’s first female Speaker, Jemma Nunu Kumba, given the target set in the peace agreement for 35 percent representation for women in governance structures.

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Nicholas Haysom, expressed how pleasing it was to see the new legislative members sworn in and how earnestly he is looking forward to them becoming fully operational in the coming days. He went further to speak on his confidence on the members of the legislative as he strongly believes that they will tackle their busy legislative agendas with energy and enthusiasm given that there is still much work to be done to meet up with the benchmarks set by the peace agreement.

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