The Troika, IGAD and ARCISS guarantors: A home-grown solution is the lasting solution to South Sudan’s problems
By Mariak Chol Majok, Kampala, Uganda
August 3, 2016 (SSB) — When the President penned and assented his signature into the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS), hopes were at the high gear that the war which had been raging on for two good years would come to an end, there were enchanting ululations everywhere across the country, analysts had put forward that the peace would be the final silencing of the guns and we forged the way forward to re-unite and live once again as one Nation, as we would work on revitalizing and revamping our economy.
Right from the word go and based on the way ARCISS was designed by the so-called International Community and its guarantors, South Sudanese with sound minds were not happy with it because of the disingenuous nature of some peace actors and the SPLM/A-IO camp. But since it was viewed as the only tangible mechanism to bring to an end the suffering of our people and abate the war of interest being imposed on us, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) Negotiation team, with the full mandate accorded to them fully by the President H.E Salva Kiir Mayar to bring peace back at all cost, the team negotiated the peace fully till the end.