Juba, 19th August 2017. Some civil society activists in Juba say much have not been done on the implementation of the peace agreement signed in August 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Bongiri Peter Lado, Executive Director of Humanity South Sudan says much time has been wasted and only little has been achieved in the deal.
After the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity, some provisions in the agreement were not implemented fully, he claims.
Peter points out that until today fighting is ongoing in many parts of the country.
The activist observes that South Sudan’s political problems have been driven from outside the country since the signing of the peace agreement.
He notes that Intergovernmental Authority on Development of IGAD countries are playing a negative game to gain their interest in the country.
Peter calls on South Sudanese political leaders to learn a lesson, accept one another and resolve their problems amicably as brothers.
For the past two years women experience more abuses including rape, sexual assault, displacement and hunger, says Agnes Wasuk Sarafino, National Women Coordinator in South Sudan Council of Churches.
She says the economy of the South Sudan deteriorated badly within the past two years.
The guarantors of the peace agreement did not do enough to pressurize the warring parties to fully implement the agreement in the last two years, according to Ongwaro Joseph of Advocacy for Human Rights and Democracy.
He says the international community has failed the people of South Sudan.
Joseph agrees with Peter that peace can only come to the nation if South Sudanese themselves identify their problems, decide to resolve and live together as one people.