October 30, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – Tomorrow, celebrations will take place in Juba to mark the peace deal signed last month between the government of South Sudan and armed opposition groups.
, Deputy Director of Policy at the Enough Project, said: “Tomorrow’s celebration is a welcome move and a critical first step to building the confidence measures required for a realistic peace in South Sudan. Continuing violence in Jonglei and other parts of the country is a reminder that much remains to be done for South Sudan’s people to believe that this peace is real. For a holistic peace, the parties must respect the ceasefire in its entirety. The government must release all political prisoners, open up the political space, and allow investigators unfettered access to determine the fate of civil society activists abducted during the war.”
, Founding Director of the Enough Project and Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “Rampant corruption has been the fuel and the byproduct of South Sudan’s senseless and destructive war. This peace celebration should be an occasion to reflect on the immense governance reforms called for in the agreement to thwart the egregious state looting in the country. The government must move immediately to ensure that institutions that are critical for accountability, such as the anti-corruption commission, are reformed and strengthened to arrest the deadly scourge of grand corruption in the world's newest, most damaged state.”
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