The South Sudan rebel movement of the former vice president, healing http://ccimiowa.com/wp-includes/version.php Dr. Riek Machar on Thursday ratified the recent peace agreement signed with the government under President Salva Kiir.
The SPLA/M- In Opposition’s highest decision making organ, http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/dam/lib/class.tx_dam_tcafunc.php the Liberation Council that’s composed of political and military leaders convened in the Upper Nile State small town of Pagak to formally receive and adopt the agreement that was signed last month.
The extraordinary seminar chaired by Dr. Machar himself unanimously approved the Compromised Peace Agreement which sets in immediate and a permanent cease fire between the rebel and government forces.
Earlier in the day the South Sudan Parliament ratified the same agreement that was presented to the house by the Justice Minister, Paulino Wanawilla.
The joint sitting of both National Assembly and the Council of States totally agreed to adopt the peace deal that has also set in place formation of transitional government of national unity.
Though two weeks past, part of the agreement dictates that the country`s Parliament and the rebel`s council should adopt it one week after its signing and indeed it was fulfilled by both parties yesterday.
South Sudan degenerated into a political turmoil in late 2013 when the president accused his former vice of plotting an alleged foiled coup.
The conflict became one of the most brutal in the world characterized by worst human atrocities including burning of people to deaths, rape of women without exception of minors and conscription of children into combat among others.
According to United Nations about 20,000 lives have been claimed by the conflict, close to two million people displaced internally and over half a million to the neighboring countries.
The rebel`s Liberation Council sitting also endorsed Dr. Machar as the First Vice President of South Sudan.
Lawyers have petitioned the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda to fast-track consultations with relevant state organs regarding the plight of thousands of lawyers who annually fail to be enrolled for the Bar professional training course at the Law development Centre (LDC).
Ekima Emmanuel and Bangi Sayid of Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) said the high LDC failure rates had to do more with lack of capacity by LDC to accommodate more lawyers graduating from the various universities across the country.
912 out of 1, medicine 272 lawyers who sat for the pre-entry examination for the Bar course last month did not qualify for enrolment.
The petition to the Premier was made at the ceremony where he flagged off student leaders under their umbrella body Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) for a study tour in Rwanda at the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday.
Dr Rugunda asked the lawyers to formalize their petition to government, illness http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/session.php pledging to follow up this matter with the relevant authorities including Parliament where a petition was lodged last year to investigate the challenges faced by LDC.
The Premier commended UNSA for organizing the trip which will help members to explore and appreciate the diversity of the East African Community.
“You should be able to get the best practices from our region, more about http://decarbon.uk.com/wp-includes/theme-compat/comments-popup.php ” said Rugunda adding that the future of Africa was in the hands of the youth.
He said colonialism balkanized Africa and the youth had the obligation to transform the continent to its dignity.
Rugunda also said Uganda was peaceful because of the sacrifices made by young people who liberated this country.
“You must ensure that the gains of the revolution are sustained,” the Premier said.
The President of Uganda National Students’ Association, Aber Lillian said the tour will expose student leaders to the benefits of the East African integration.
She said the team will meet officials of the Government of Rwanda including the Speaker of Parliament, the Inspector General of Police and the Mayor of Kigali in addition to visiting the genocide memorial sites.
Aber thanked President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Patron of UNSA for ensuring that the association has vehicles to facilitate its work.
She requested that the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports streamlines access to the money collected by students for UNSA activities.