By Philip Buda Ladu
Mabior Garang De Mabior, the Former Deputy Minister of Interior in the R-TGoNU and the son of late Dr. John Garang De Mabior said he has proposed a new security arrangement for the parties to the Revitalized Peace Agreement.
The parties to the agreement are currently stuck in the implementation of the security arrangement. The unified forces which are a crucial part of the agreement have not been graduated.
Mabior who addressed the media at Juba International Airport as he flew back to Kenya said the proposal is convenient to everybody and it’s aimed at fostering genuine peace in the country.
Mabior said, “we discussed the issue of the security arrangements, how it’s very important for finding peace, how some of the oppositions have not been honest, its implementation and we don’t blame him (President Kiir) so much for not implementing the arrangement”.
He stressed that some of the oppositions didn’t negotiate the security arrangement in good faith and as such they cannot blame the President very much for not implementing it.
“So we have tried now to come with a security arrangement proposal that can be agreeable for everybody, that can be best for the security of our country so that our civil population can find the real peace not politicians trying to use the agreement for their own gains” Mabior affirmed.
Mabior’s team of National Conversation South Sudan (NCSS), a locally registered Community Based Organization (CBO) met President Salva Kiir upon his invitation where they held fruitful meeting.
He also met with the First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar and other senior government officials.
Manasse Zindo, a board member of Mabior’s NCSS told the media in a press briefing Wednesday that they offered a proposal on the implementation of the security arrangements and how the citizens can forge a common understanding out of often troubled past.
“We shared ideas with the President on how the sustainability of the current relative peace in the country is dependent on the inclusivity of civil populations in the cattle camps, villages, PoCs and the refugees’ camps to generate a societal agreement about what peace means and what it entails” he said.
Zindo underscored that the mission of the National Conversation South Sudan (NCSS), a local non-governmental organization is to participate in the socio-economic development of the civil population.
The former constitutional post holder in the R-TGoNU however could not elaborate more on how his new proposal will look like and what other significant issues of the conflict it will address that have not been covered by the current security arrangement.