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Activist questions implementation of governors’ forum resolutions

By Charles K Mark


Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) has questioned the fate of recommendations of the 7th governor’s forum as their implementation hasn’t been seen.

Edmond Yakani said they realized during a tracking process initiative that no efforts were made to implement the resolutions from the 7th Governor’s Forum.

The activist further weighed the financial value of the forum as an overload of millions of South Sudanese pounds suggested to have been spent.

“Out of 18 resolutions on intergovernmental relations, only two were handled: one about the new bridge in Wau and the renaming of the Jur River as Clement Mboro, and efforts were observed in delivering school certificates from Juba to states,” Yakani noted.

CEPO’s boss highlighted that out of 28 other recommendations on intergovernmental relations, none were implemented.

He further observed that out of the four resolutions on elections, none were also operationalized.

“Recommendation on ensuring freedoms and rights of expression and opinion, including space for media, was violated in Jongeli State by the members of SPLM and SPLM-IO,” he cited.

Yakani said twelve (12) resolutions on humanitarian affairs and other challenges were offered, but CEPO sees no concrete action taken.

He protested and called it unacceptable for money to be spent in abundance with no positive results.

“The annual governors’ forum is slowly turning into an annual national-state government talking show space,” he described the annual forum.

President Salva Kiir Mayardit had director governors and chief administrators implement resolutions and recommendations from governors’ forums.


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