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KAMPALA - 28 Aug 2018

South Sudanese civil society groups in Uganda concludes public dialogue

The Network of South Sudanese Civil Society Organizations in Uganda (NoSSCOU) in partnership with University Forum on Governance (UNIFOG) with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) concluded a public dialogue last Friday at Makerere University in Uganda.

The event was organized under the theme, “Making South Sudan’s 2018 Peace Deal work: Challenges and Opportunities”.

 The public dialogue was attended by officials at South Sudan Embassy in Kampala, members of the SPLM-IO group, Former Political Detainees, civil society representatives, academics, religious, youth, students, women and community leaders.

The participants discuss how to make the signed peace deal in South Sudan work. The discussion focused on the underlying contents of the agreements, their applicability and how the peace agreement can be better implemented to ensure lasting peace.

Professor Melha Rout Biel, a Lecturer at the University of Dr. John Garang, said: “South Sudanese citizens should be optimistic about the peace in South Sudan.”

Meanwhile, Ter Manyang Gatwech, the Executive Director of the International Youth for Africa (IYA) said there are enormous challenges ahead of the implementation of the signed peace in South Sudan, citing lack of political will between poetical leaders.