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Gov’t sensitizes public on Federalism in Yambio

Author: Charles Wote | Published: Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Governor Alfred Futuyo [in black shirt] with some of the officials from the national Ministry of Federalism Affairs during public consultations on Federalism in Yambio, Western Equatoria State - COURTESTY

The National Minister of Federal Affairs has officiated a three-day consultative workshop in Western Equatoria to sensitize and seek the views of locals on the federal system of governance.

Being held under the theme: “holding together for a stronger union towards federalism” it aims at providing civic education and information dissemination on the federal process of governance in South Sudan.

In his opening remarks yesterday, Federal Affairs Minister Losuba Ludoru Wongo says that once established the federal system will bring peace, stability, and prosperity to the country.

“If we need that level of establishing a federal system in the Republic of South Sudan, we will be sure of ensuring maintaining stability, and peace and we will see prosperity in this country,” said Ludoru.

“We want to ensure that we have a clear constitution where it will give you political power, resource management power, administrative power so that you don’t act outside the constitution, you work within the constitution to do what is required of you.”

The three-day consultative workshop on federalism is organized by the Ministry of Federal Affairs in collaboration with United Nations Development Program.

Over 100 delegates from the national and state governments including members of parliament from both the Transitional National Legislative Assembly and Council of States are attending the event.

Other participants in attendance are the civil society representatives, faith-based groups, and women and youth delegates.

According to the Ministry of Federal Affairs, similar consultative workshops shall be conducted in other states and shall be followed by a national conference on federalism.

In February this year, the Minister of Federal Affairs said South Sudan is going to transition into a federal system of governance at the end of the current transitional period.

This comes after the cabinet passed a “Federal Policy” document and the Strategic Plan 2022 – 2025 of the Ministry of Federal Affairs.

The Federal Policy is a guiding tool that has the principal direction of the federal system that South Sudan is expected to adopt during the Constitution making.

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