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National parliament adjourns sittings to mourn MP Veronica

Author: Obaj Okucj | Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2022

South Sudan Legislative Assembly/ Photo courtesy of PS

The re-constituted national parliament has called off sittings this week to mourn the passing on of a member over the weekend.

“So it came out at the leadership position that it is not actually wise and good enough for people to continue conducting the sittings and then our MP is laying in the mortuary,” John Agany, the Chairperson of the Information Committee in the parliament told Eye Radio Wednesday morning,

Veronica Luis who represents Tambura County, Western Equatoria state, died on Saturday after a short illness.

Today, the MPs canceled a sitting to pay their last respect to the deceased colleague before her remains are flown to her home village in Tambura for burial.

“So people decided that we should postpone the sitting until the next arrangements are done for the burial. So, today she will be brought to the National Legislative Assembly premises,”

“And then after the prayer, she will be fallen to her homeland to be for burial,”

On Monday, a similar parliamentary session was postponed after the parliament received the body of the late veteran politician Serafino Wani Swaka for viewing.

Honorable Agany said the August house was considering conducting extraordinary sittings to compensate for the lost days.

“Definitely this week, we will be occupied pre-maturely with funerals that are taking place.”

The postponed sittings were meant to discuss some drafted laws and a report by the Specialized Security Committee.

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