South Sudan peace monitors urge parties to end conflict
Written by Morenike Adebayo on July 20, 2018
South Sudan peace monitors have called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise and end what it called senseless killings in the country.
Deputy Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), Augostino Njoroge, made the call during the closing of a four-day workshop in Juba, the nation’s capital. He said negotiating parties at the ongoing talks in Sudan and Uganda should endeavour to resolve outstanding issues.
The workshop, themed “Peace in Time: Creating awareness for the Youth on the South Sudan Peace Process,” brought together 200 students from the Youth Peacemaker Network at the Juba-based Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative.
Njoroge said even though steps that had been taken toward the peace agreement, the spirit of compromise is required to resolve the thorny issues.
His remarks came after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir pledged to end the devastating war in his country, saying he was ready to sign the agreement to bring peace to South Sudan. The oil rich South Sudan has been torn apart by war since 2013 and the conflict has created one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world.