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CEPO gathers public opinions on compromise agreement

Author : | Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Community Empowerment for Progress Organization has launched a survey to gather public views on the Draft Compromise Agreement.

The civil society group says it has distributed 250 questionnaires to students who are doing masters and PhDs in peace and security studies at the University of Juba, at the Center for Peace and Development Studies.

Addressing the media in Juba, the Executive Director of Cepo, Edmond Yakani, says out of the questionnaires distributed, 100 copies have been received.

He says there are mixed views on the proposed agreement.

“People have much concerns around security. [they] say the need to have [clarity] around the question of the two armies – why two armies and how the two armies would be detoured from clashes within the period,”

“Ethnicity has also been used [in the agreement] specifically it says the speaker of the National Legislative Assembly will come from Equatoria. What does this mean and why?”

Mr. Yakani said the findings of the survey will be announced during a public lecture on the proposed Compromise Agreement, at the University of Juba on Friday afternoon.

He said Cepo will be conducting public awareness on the draft Compromise Agreement, amongst the public in eight states in the country, before the negotiations resume in Addis Ababa next week.

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