JUBA, 22nd November 2022- His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Tuesday presided over the opening ceremony of the 6th Governor’s Forum that brought all the levels of Government and Peace Stakeholders together for a Four day presentations. The forum will focus on discussions and draw out resolutions on the matters of national concern.
The forum is organised by the Office of the President in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme under the theme, “Accelerating the Implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement in Accordance with the Roadmap 2022.”
In his keynote address, President Kiir stated that positive steps have been achieved towards the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement but require collective efforts to accomplish the outstanding tasks.
“Since we signed the Revitalized Peace Agreement in Khartoum in 2018, we have put concerted efforts to its implementation. These efforts have brought us this far. Despite what we have achieved as parties to the agreement in the last four years, we are also aware of frustrations from our partners over the pace of the Revitalized Peace Agreement implementation. What was missing in this collective desire to see the agreement implemented to the letter spirit was and still is genuine partnership.” President Kiir said.
The President urged the parties to the agreement and peace monitoring bodies to jointly support the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.
“The Roadmap which will be the subject of your discussions in the coming days was solely developed by the parties to the agreement, and it is encouraging to see the United Nations system and other partners joining hands with us in this forum to explore ways of fast-tracking its implementation. The task of reconciling the people, rebuilding destroyed communities and transitioning our people out of conflict cycle need resources. We cannot do these things alone. We need our partners to support us.” He added.
The President further appealed to the leaders to use the forum to explore ways for the Country to achieve sustainable peace and development.
“The discussions you will be holding in the next few days will certainly touch on the difficult topic on how to fast-track the implementation of the Roadmap 2022. My hope is that your deliberations will be beneficial to the process of putting our country permanently to the path of peace” The President reiterated.