Central Equatoria State, News

CES parliament reopens

By Gladys Fred Kole

Central Equatoria State (CES) reconstituted transitional legislative assembly reopened on Monday for its second session after five months of recess.

Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony presided over the resumption of the state transitional assembly.

The opening of this second session came when the principals of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed the peace road map to guide the country towards the path of lasting peace and democratic elections.

In his inaugural address to the lawmakers, Governor Adil said the state government is committed to advancing the dignity, aspirations, and sovereignty of the people.

He added that state is also dedicated to promoting the good image and implement the roadmap.

“Information obtained on the state of the people should be highlighted clearly to help guide the formulation of policies and enact legislation that addresses challenges facing the state,” he told the MPs.

Governor Adil further stated that he believes the opening of this second session of the August House brings with it a renewed spirit to advance the vision of a united, peaceful, and prosperous state.

“In spite of challenges, the parties constituting my government have maintained a collegial spirit because the zeal to serve our people transcends the tendencies of party affiliations.” Adil observed.

The speaker of the state transitional Parliament, Rt. Hon. Peter Wani Elia noted that the reopening of the assembly, scheduled for 3rd April, delayed until June 5, due to circumstances beyond control.

He noted that in the last session, legislators persevered to work hard amidst serious financial challenges and the prevailing economic crisis that Central Equatoria State and the Assembly continued to endure.

“Hon. Members tried their level best and worked harder for the common good of the people during the first session of the assembly,” he underscored.

Speaker Wani said, according to his personal assessment of the last session, the honorable August House demonstrated a high spirit of a strong commitment to its businesses.

“The August House continued to exercise its legislative and oversight roles as mandated by the Constitution and the conduct of business regulations,” he stressed.

The state deputy governor, deputy speaker, advisors, ministers, Juba city mayor, commissioners, diplomatic corps, and development partners, religious leaders, chairpersons of commissions and independent institutions attended the occasion.

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