Kiir Forms New Reconciliation Committee Led By Bishop Bul

President Salva Kiir Mayardit issued an order days after reducing some of the powers he had delegated to the Vice President Riek Machar who was spearheading the reconciliation efforts in South Sudan.[Gurtong | File]

According to the order the members of the committee include His Lordship Bishop Paride Taban as Deputy Chairperson, His Lordship Bishop Rudolf Deng Majak member, His Lordship Bishop Enock Tombe member, Moderator Peter Lual Gai member, representative from the Muslim community, one from each of the ten States of South Sudan, one representative from the Youth and one representative from the civil society.

The terms for the committee include developing objectives of national peace and reconciliation, to determine short term and medium-term activities, to reach modern and traditional conflict resolutions.

“To liaise with the government to provide security, financial support and mobility, to solicit funding from the local and international bodies and to seek their expertise and to for consultative body comprising of South Sudanese elders as advisory body,” says the order read on the National Television.

The order states that the committee may where it deems necessary co-opt any relevant member and any from the sub-committee at the state level.

“The committee shall be an independent body which shall not be subject to control and direction from anybody or any institution, the role if the government shall be facilitative and provide support, where necessary and when called upon,” it read.

“All bodies previously formed and established by the government of the Republic of and tasked with national reconciliation should immediately hand over all the documents, assets, finances at their disposal to the new committee,” says the order.

The President issued the order days after reducing some of the powers he had delegated to the Vice President Riek Machar who was spearheading the reconciliation efforts in South Sudan.

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