South Sudan Government To Hold Anti-Peace Protests On Friday
August 20, 2015(Nyamilepedia) — Just a few hours after president Salva Kiir returned to the country on Tuesday, the ruling Party(SPLM-IG) issued an ultimatum on 19th August for an all-out protest against IGAD-Plus Peace Agreement that Salva Kiir declined to sign in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Monday.
According to a carefully drafted confidential circulation, named Circular No 5/2015, from the Ministry of Labor, Public Service and Human Resource Development signed by Hon. Ngor Kalong Ngor, all Ministers, Chairpersons and Constitutional Post Holders in all the government controlled bomas, counties, states and government headquarters in Juba must lead their employees and other government supporters in anti-peace march to their respective Freedom Squares on Friday.
“In reference to correspondence dated August 19th, 2015 from SPLM Secretariate and Syndicated Organization, the Ministry of Labor, Public Service and Human Resources Development is hereby informing all the government institutions, Commissions and the Public at large that there will be a peaceful procession in effort to “just peace” on Friday, August 21, 2015″. reads part of circulation.
According to this circulation the marches will begin as early as 10Am and goes past 12Pm.
“All Ministers, Chairpersons and Constitutional Post Holders are to lead their employees and address the processions in their respective freedom squares at the National, State, County, Boma and Payam levels”. The Minister orders.
Although the proposed agreement gives Salva Kiir government a lion-share in power sharing, the government stands against temporary demilitarization of the capital and major states.
Else where in the UN camps across the country and refugees camps, hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs are praying for peace.
According to reports from Juba the IDPs have spent the last two days praying for peace, and also plan major protests in acceptance of the recently signed peace agreement.