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Bill seeking amendment of constitution to accommodate 28 states

Author : Rose Awut | Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Minister of Justice, Paulino Wanawilla, has presented a bill in the National Legislative Assembly to amend the transitional constitution 2011 to increase the number of states from 10 to 28.

President Salva Kiir issued an order early this month, splitting the states.

While presenting the bill to the national parliament this morning, Mr Wanawilla told the national legislature this morning that the constitution has to be amended to meet what he calls new extension of decentralized system of governance.

The Leader of Minority has urged the national legislature not to proceed with a bill to amend the transitional constitution 2011 to incorporate the 28 states.

Hon Adigo, whose SPLM-DC party is a member of the alliance, says it is a norm that “anything in the court is not supposed to be debated by this house until the court takes a decision”.

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