The South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and his 5 deputies have appealed to the people displaced to refugee camps and neighboring countries to return home.
Kiir, first vice president, Dr. Riek Machar and four other deputies including Rebecca Garang, Wani Iga, Taban Deng and Hussein Abdelbagi held the first presidency meeting on Wednesday, four days after the constituting of the transitional government of national unity on Sunday last week.
According to a statement released by the presidency, Kiir and his deputies forgave each other and also appealed to the rest of the South Sudanese, they have subjected to the wrath of seven years bloody civil war, to also forgive them.
“On Wednesday the presidency of the Republic of South Sudan met for the first time since appointment of all five vice presidents. They forgave each other and urged all the South Sudanese also to forgive them and pray for them to embark on reconciliation, forgiveness and healing of the broken social fabric,” said part of the statement.
They assured people displaced by the war to the camps and neighboring countries that peace has resumed in the country and they should also return home.
“The presidency called on our people in the POCs (protection of civilians sites) to come out and for those refuges in neighboring countries to return home and resettle. The government will do its utmost to ensure they are supported to resettle in their home areas.
The meeting also deliberated on the deteriorating security situation in Jonglei and Pibor area.
“The meeting discussed security situation in Jonglei and greater Pibor area and it has strongly condemned the violence that is taking place in the area,” added the statement.