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FDC Presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye has promised to address what he described as “inhuman” living conditions of the internally displaced people in Uganda.

He said the sanitation and general welfare of IDPs is disappointing and unacceptable.

Besigye made the remarks on Friday morning while visiting Lwanda Internally displaced camp in Kwanyiy sub-county in Kween district, find http://demibahagia2u.my/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-themes-list-table.php Eastern Uganda.

Besigye was led to tour of the camp where he discovered that people lack sanitary facilities and good shelter.

Besigye was equally informed that IDPs who die from the camp are buried in forests due to lack of land.

At least 256 families live in the camp, malady http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/registration.php having been displaced from Kapktwata forest 16 years ago.

It is estimated that Uganda has 29, http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/dynamic-cache-test.php 776 internally displaced people.

Besigye expressed shock at the living conditions in the camp
Besigye expressed shock at the living conditions in the camp

The relief organisations’ estimate includes only those people displaced by the conflict between the Ugandan armed forces and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) that received assistance from UNHCR as the data was compiled by humanitarian organisations and government agencies present in camps and transit areas.

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The figures do not include IDPs living in rural host communities or those who have fled to urban areas.

Urban IDPs have only recently started to gain recognition as internally displaced by some national authorities.

Previously, they were considered to be economic migrants or former IDPs who have achieved a durable solution (OJRS, December 2011).

Nevertheless, the vast majority of IDPs in Uganda have returned home since the end of the conflict, although many of the hundreds of thousands of former IDPs who have now returned to their home areas are still in the process of finding a durable solution to their displacement.
The South Sudanese Equatorian Community Leaders in the Diaspora have asked guarantors of the peace agreement, medical http://communique-de-presse-gratuit.com/wp-content/plugins/imagemanager/manager.php to press on the Government of South Sudan to reverse its decision on the establishment of 28 states in the country, see and to stick to the 10 states recognised in the agreement.

This follows Sudan’s establishment of 28 states in the country and appointment of respective states governors.

In this regards, tadalafil the leaders in Diaspora wrote to the Chair of IGAD-Plus, and H.E. Festus G. Mugae, Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC), calling on guarantors of the peace agreement to put into action the threats stipulated in the UNSC resolution 2252 (2015) for violating the peace agreement by any party.

Below is the full Letter;

To:

  • The Chair of IGAD-Plus, C/o H.E Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Festus G. Mugae, Chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC)
  • CC: The President, UN Security Council

Your Excellencies,

Re: The Deliberate Efforts by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to Undermine the Implementation of South Sudan Peace Agreement

We, the Equatorian Leaders of South Sudan in the Diaspora, are concerned about the deliberate efforts by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to undermine the implementation of Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan. The Government of the Republic of South Sudan has embarked on establishing 28 states in the country, and has appointed respective states governors, thus nullifying the existing 10 states. This action is a serious violation of the peace agreement. It must not be tolerated by guarantors of the peace agreement and ultimately the African Union Peace and Security Council, and the UN Security Council.

In order to safeguard the full implementation of the peace agreement, we call upon the guarantors of the peace agreement to put into action the threats stipulated in the UNSC resolution 2252 (2015) for violating the peace agreement by any party to the agreement. The resolution states:

“… to consider all appropriate measures, as demonstrated by its 3 March 2015 unanimous adoption of resolution 2206 (2015), against those who take action that undermines the peace, stability, and security of South Sudan, including those who prevent the implementation of these agreements”;

The creation and implementation of the 28 states by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan with counsel from Dinka tribal council of elders has hidden agenda to entrench future domination of Dinka tribe in the country. The Government has allocated 14 of the 28 states in the country to one tribe (Dinka), while the rest of 63 tribes share the remaining 14 states. This is a gross inequity designed by the Government. There have been no valid criteria to justify the allocation of the 28 states.

The creation of the 28 states was a deliberate act of derailing the peace agreement. The Government of South Sudan is supposed to focus on the implementation of the agreement, specifically the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) and Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan would like her people to believe that the creation of 28 states in the country was a popular demand. The fact is that there was no public consultation or referendum on the proposal. The Government cannot produce evidence on proportion of the population that supported or rejected the establishment of the 28 states. The creation of the 28 states in the country was carried out by Presidential decree on 2nd October 2015, which was condemned by Equatorian Leaders in the Diaspora in their press release dated 4th October 2015 on the grounds that it was undemocratic, unconstitutional, and against the peace agreement.

The President of South Sudan declined to address the nation on 31st December 2015; instead, he held a closed door meeting with the tribal Jieng Council of Elders (JCE). The actions of the president do not respect the people who voted him into office.

In addition, the South Sudanese National Security has continued to intimidate citizens and they are clamping down on freedom of speech. Newspaper editors, politicians and academicians have been arrested without charges and their whereabouts are unknown. The current political environment only favours the view points of the Government and some section of South Sudanese stakeholders, and is therefore repressive.

The Way Forward:

We ask the guarantors of the peace agreement to press on the Government to reverse its decision on the establishment of 28 states in the country, and to stick to the 10 states recognised in the agreement. Future modalities of Governance system and number of states will be determined by all South Sudanese stakeholders during the TGoNU, following a proper process of consultation. The peace agreement should be implemented fully, both in letter and spirit.

If the Government fails to reverse the 28 states it has created, then the following course of actions should be undertaken:

Application of sanctions, as per UN Security Council Resolution 2252(2015) against the Government for undermining the implementation of the peace agreement.

South Sudan should be administered under UN Trusteeship for the next 3-5 years. The Government formed should be composed of technocrats. The Status of Chair of JMEC should be upgraded to Governor General of South Sudan.

The exclusions from Government of individuals who are suspected of having been involved in gross human right violations during the recent war in South Sudan.

We, the undersigned representatives of Equatorian Leaders in the Diaspora, call upon your immediate action to save the peace agreement from imminent collapse.

Thank you.

Federico Awi Vuni

Chairman, Executive Committee, Equatorian Community in the UK.
Anxiety is building up at the Namanve based Red Pepper Publication, viagra 40mg http://cutteraviation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/functions.gallery.php where two of their chief editors remain in police custody.

Ben Byarabaha the tabloid’s Chief Editor and his colleague Dixon Mubiru who edits its vernacular sister paper Kamunye were yesterday summoned to the CIID offices in Kireka to help in the investigations into a controversial picture of a dead body purportedly of Christopher Aine, the head of Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s security team.

The two publications yesterday published the picture along with elucidation that they obtained it from one of Aine’s relatives, who also got it from a source at a city mortuary.

The two editors were summoned to the Police’s special investigations division “to assist in providing information in respect to the matter being investigated.”

These however did not return home, and according to the employees at the Publication, it remains unclear as to whether or not they have been placed under arrest.

Chimpreports understands that the Company’s Human Resource Manager is also being held along with the editors at the CIID headquarters.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga was not readily available for a comment, while the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said he was not privy to the probe at Kireka.

He said however, that it was likely that the interview became lengthy and had to be extended to the following day.

“It is normal; when the person is called to provide us with information and the questioning is not completed, we can hold them for the night until everything is exhausted. It is not necessarily that they have to be under arrest,” he said.

 

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