CEPO Press Release: Progress Made in Sudan on South Sudan Peace Talks

Posted: September 3, 2018 by PaanLuel Wël Media Ltd. in CEPO, Junub Sudan

Edmund Yakani

MR. EDMUND YAKANI BERIZILIOUS is the Executive Director of the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), a Juba-based South Sudanese civil society organization.

Juba 3rd September 2018 (PW) — The committee 1 completed their deliberations on revitalizing the chapter I “Government of National Unity”, Chapter III “Humanitarian Assistance and Reconstruction” & chapter V “Justice and Accountability, and National Reconciliation and Healing” implementation matrix successfully. The delegates of the committee I, are ready to initial it today evening or tomorrow morning.

It is only Committee III that has some deadlocks on chapter 6 on the constitution-making process because the constitution-making process was one of the four reservation raised by SPLM-IO and SSOA to be refer to IGAD Council of Ministers and Head of states summit.

In separate development today, all the delegates of the conflicting parties and stakeholders are now attending three days workshop kick-off this evening till next tomorrow on a permanent ceasefire and transitional security arrangement. The workshop is organized by CTSAMM with intention of increasing the knowledge of the delegates on matters of a permanent ceasefire and transitional security arrangements.

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization is urging the conflicting parties and stakeholder to take the workshop serious and as an opportunity of strengthening skills for full and effective observation of permanent ceasefire and transitional security arrangements. It is remarkable move from CSTAMM for organizing the workshop

Mr. Edmund Yakani, Executive Director of CEPO said the conflicting parties and their supporters should take the workshop as an opportunity of building trust and confidence and gain common understanding on aspects associated with the honor of permanent ceasefire and transitional security arrangement

CEPO is urging the parties to use the workshop as tool for stopping the on-going violation of the ceasefire besides the mediation of the peace in Sudan. The recent exchange of accusations over violations of ceasefire in Yei between the government and SPLM-IO is disturbing and discouraging.

CEPO is calling the government ad SPLM-IO forces to kindly honor the ceasefire immediately especially after signing of the implementation matrix on permanent ceasefire and transitional security arrangements

The Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) is a non-profit, civil society, South Sudanese organization, registered by the Ministry of Justice on 17th November 2010. The organization was initially formed in Khartoum in 1999 and consisted of mostly University students, but its scope broadened after it was established in Juba, Southern Sudan as a separate entity. Presently, CEPO is engaged in the areas of Peace and conflict mitigation, human rights, rule of law, livelihood, governance and democratic transformation. Mr. Edmund Yakani Berizilious is the Executive Director of CEPO.

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