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YEI - 6 Oct 2019

Yei legislative assembly reopens after recess

The legislative assembly in South Sudan’s Yei River State reopened on Wednesday after three months of recess.

Speaking to Radio Tamazuj on Thursday, the assembly’s information committee chairperson, Noel Malish Scopas said parliamentarians will focus on open dialogue for peace to restore stability in the state.

He added, “We also appealed for inclusion of the holdout opposition groups to join the implementation of the peace agreement and as a government, the door is open for dialogue with the armed groups”.

Malish said during recess, the electorates voiced concerns over the continuous wave of insecurity, displacements, killings and lack of service delivery in most of the rural and semi-urban towns.

He, however, stressed that lawmakers are prepared for peaceful transition and formation of the new government in November to pave way for peace and development across the state.

“We are prepared for the formation of the new government on the 12th of November 2019. With the few remaining days, we are prepared to see that there is smooth transition of the pre-transitional period to transitional period because the cry of our people is that the untold suffering of people be brought to an end,” Malish said.

One of the areas badly affected by South Sudan’s civil war, Yei has witnessed human rights violations and massive displacement since 2016.