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Technical committee on public consultation engaging stakeholders in WES

Author: Kafuki Jada | Published: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Adeng Malual Leek, a member of the technical committee during a meeting with His Royal Majesty King Atoroba Peni Rikito Gbudue in Yambio, WES, May 11, 2022 - Credit | Isaac Mangu | PRESS UNIT AZANDE KINGDOM

A technical committee for public consultation for the Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing is now engaging stakeholders in Yambio in Western Equatoria state on the process.

The five-member team arrived in Yambio on Monday where they first held meetings with the state governor and parliamentarians on the process.

It is expected to meet with women organizations and internally displaced persons, among others in the state.

Adeng Malual Leek, a member of the technical committee told Eye Radio the purpose of their visit to the state last week was to seek public views on formation of CTRH.

“We are deployed five members of the technical committee to Western Equatoria which will inform the formation of the legislation for the establishment of the CTRH,” Adeng told Eye Radio.

“We have met with the governor of Western Equatoria state, we have met with the deputy governor, and we have met state legislative assembly in order to collect their views on how they want the CTRH to be compose of and how their mandate should be,

“The views collected after the public consultation will go into the legislation and the establishment of the CTRH will take place,

“We are going to meet with a women lead organization and we are going to some of the IDPs.”

In May 2021, the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs established a technical committee in accordance with chapter five of the revitalized peace agreement.

The committee is tasked with designing legislation and ensuring the experiences of women, men, girls and boys are sufficiently documented and incorporated in the bill.

The 33-member committee includes representatives of the peace parties, civil society organizations, health experts, technocrats, faith-based organizations, women and youth groups.

Members of the technical committee during a meeting with His Royal Majesty King Atoroba Peni Rikito Gbudue in Yambio, WES, May 11, 2022 – Credit | Isaac Mangu | PRESS UNIT AZANDE KINGDOM

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