Citizens for Peace

Citizen For Peace
Citizen For Peace

Citizens for Peace is a campaign I launched across Twitter and Facebook to promote and educate citizens about the Compromise Peace Agreement. Thousands were reached.

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Power Sharing

The Compromise Peace Agreement introduces a power sharing arrangement that reflects the diversity of South Sudan’s political scene. There will be three executive positions – President, 1st Vice President & Vice President – all with clearly defined powers and responsibilities. The agreement encourages decision-making by consensus, but important decisions will be made by a 2/3 majority. The transitional government will govern for 30 months (2.5 years) and will prepare the country for elections one month before its term expires.


72 hours after signing of the agreement, both the government and the opposition are committed to a permanent ceasefire. Violations of the ceasefire will be referred to AU and UN who may choose to take action against the aggressor if they are perceived to be violating the spirit of the peace agreement. With the guns falling silent, South Sudan’s citizens will be able to breath once more. Dialogue, and not violence, will finally be given its chance to settle all disputes.


Over the next 18 months (1.5 years) the opposing armed forces will be gradually reintegrated and reunified. During this process, soldiers and militiamen will be cantoned (i.e. garrisoned or camped) apart from each other and away from civilians. This will ensure a stable transition back to normality for our fragmented military.


A Strategic Defence and Security Review will be set up that includes participation of the warring parties, the political parties, and also churches, women’s organizations, youth groups and academics. It will suggest within 150 days a plan for transformation of the security sector.


Within 4 months, an Economic and Financial Management Authority (EFMA) will be created. The mandate of the Authority is to provide an effective oversight of economic and public financial management, and to ensure transparency and accountability particularly in the oil/petroleum sector, concessions and contract award, budgetary and public expenditure, revenue collection and other related matters.


A hybrid court with South Sudanese and international judges shall be established by the African Union to investigate and prosecute individuals bearing responsibility for violations of international law and applicable South Sudanese law, committed from 15 December 2013 through the end of the Transitional Period. To ensure accountability, individuals convicted or indicted by the court will lose any government positions they hold and cannot participate in future governments.


Within 6 months, a Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing will be created that shall inquire into all aspects of human rights violations and abuses, breaches of the rule of law and excessive abuses of power, committed against all persons in South Sudan by the government and the opposition, and their agents and allies. The commission will recommend processes for reparations and compensation to victims.


To help communities most affected by the conflict to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives the TGoNU, in collaboration with international partners and friends of South Sudan, will create a Special Fund for Reconstruction (SRF) within 1 month of signing the Compromise Peace Agreement. Among its duties, the fund will run a 6 month program providing assistance and protection to IDPs, returnees and their families.


The TGoNU will initiate and oversee a Permanent Constitution-making Process during the transitional period requiring extensive citizen consultation. The permanent constitution must be ratified within 18 months (1.5 years) following the establishment of the transitional period and must be in place to guide the elections toward the end of the transitional period. The permanent constitution shall be based on a federal and democratic system of government that reflects the character of South Sudan in its various institutions.


The Agreement includes a detailed roadmap to elections for the President, the National Assembly, State Governors and State Assemblies that must be held 60 days prior to the end of the transitional period. That includes reviewing the Political Parties Act 2012, re-registering political parties and creating a new National Elections Commission so that it can conduct voter registration and make other preparations for election day. It must be stressed that a census will be NOT be conducted prior to the elections.

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