South Sudan gov’t working on elections roadmap

Michael Makuei Lueth, National Minister of Information and Official Government Spokesperson (File Photo: Philip Buda Ladu)

By Akol Madut Ngong

South Sudan government is working on the roadmap for the upcoming general election to stabilize political crisis in the country.

Speaking to the media after the Council of Ministers Meeting No.10/2022 chaired by President Salva Kiir Mayardit, the Minister of Information and government’s spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth said the government is working on the roadmap to elections adding it is in the pipeline.

 “We are working on the roadmap, it is the roadmap that will inform you not me but for me as my personal opinion, ‘we are going for election’ the expert will help the people of South Sudan not the government because we are lost” Minister Makuei told reporters, Friday.

On Thursday, the UN Envoy and the Head of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Nicholas Haysom, called the Presidency to agree on elections calendar.

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) called on the government of national unity to set up a date for general elections the transitional period nears.

Haysom who is also Special Representative of the UN Secretary General said as the window of transition period is closing; and the national leaders should exert their efforts to allow the country conduct credible elections.

 “Now what is required is national leadership, dedicated resources for completing the transition and a visible commitment by South Sudan’s leaders to fulfill their responsibilities under the peace agreement.” He told journalists during press briefing in juba.

“I call on all parties to demonstrate collective common purpose—unity of purpose—by working together towards the full implementation of the agreement, urge the leaders to take the necessary steps for the country to exit its transitional period through free, fair credible and peaceful elections”   the UN Envoy urged the leaders. 

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