Sudan, rebels’ alliance sign peace implementation ‘timeline’ matrix

By William Madouk

Sudan’s transitional government and rebels’ alliance have signed timetable for immediate implementation of remaining provisions in Juba Peace Agreement.

This comes after an evaluation workshop of the Juba Peace Agreement among signatories to peace deal meant to find out matters hindering smooth and swift execution of 2020 Juba Peace Agreement.

The deal was inked on Sunday between 14 movements plus political party leaders and Sudanese interim government led by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan as well as peace guarantors which are; Chad, United Arab Emirates and South Sudan.

Speaking on behalf of the peace guarantors, President Salva Kiir Mayardit told the Sudanese leaders that Sudanese citizens are expecting to see agreement among you (their leaders) and to return to Khartoum with resolution for political stability.

“Let me reiterate on behalf of other guarantors that this workshop is not a parallel political process or a renegotiation of Juba Peace Agreement. It is intended to contribute to the ongoing dialogue in the Sudan about options for transition and best approach towards the issue of democratic transformation,” Mayardit said.

For his part, the chairman of Sudanese Sovereign Council, Gen. Abdel-Fattah Al-Burhan said peace is their priority for the return of security, stability in the Country.

Al-Burhan reaffirms his government commitment to work with the signatories to the Juba Peace deal to fully implement the matrix for lasting peace in Sudan.

“Our sisterly Country organized the evaluation workshop – a workshop that we see as a tool for change and not otherwise and to implement this peace widely by Sudanese government and signatories,” Al-Burhan said.

“I declare before you the full commitment of Sudanese government to implement timetable for implementation matrix of the Juba peace Agreement,” he added.

Speaking on behalf of rebels’ alliance, the Governor of Darfur State, Mini Arko Manawi decried the poor execution of Juba Peace agreement.

Manawi, who is also the leader of Sudan Liberation Forces stated numerous reasons that led to poor score such as political instability, lack of funding and political will, non-existence of monitoring and evaluation mechanism, just to mention but a few.

 “All these and that mentioned reasons made agreement to be meaningless and we are here today hoping for success by breathing a new air through timetable matrix to enable taking of decisions far from politics,” Manawi said.

On the same note, the IGAD Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Ismail Wais, urged the signatories to steadily implement the peace agreement, noting that the peace guarantors are behind the government of Sudan to ensure that a sustainable peace is reached in the Country.

El Sheikh Iben Omar, Special Advisor of the Chadian President commended the government of South Sudan for the support and mediation of the Sudanese Peace Agreement.

Last week, South Sudan mediation Committee said they recorded poor implementation score that is only 2 percent.

According to Mediation team, the political instability in Sudan and lack of funding have led to slow execution of the Juba peace deal asserting that if these matters remain unsolved it could disrupt peace.

Salwa Adam Binnaiya said some tracks to the Juba peace agreement recorded zero in terms of performance. 

“There are some tracks that did not register any progress step. Only two tracks did well and this are Two Areas [South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile state] and Darfur though not satisfactory result,” she noted.

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