South Sudan

Uganda promises to pacify South Sudan


PM Rugunda (second left) in group photo with the South Sudan delegation after their meeting in his office (Photo by PMPU)


The Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has pledged Government Commitment to support a conclusive peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

He said President Museveni follows developments in South Sudan with a lot of interest and in the spirit of Pan Africanism.

Rugunda was meeting the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Martin Elia Lumoro, with whom they discussed a wide range of issues affecting the two countries.

He was accompanied by three officials from the Embassy of Southern Sudan in Kampala and the meeting took place in the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister told his guests that all those outstanding issues should be sorted out to enable the people in Southern Sudan live in peace.

“The whole world is looking for a new South Sudan. People should live in peace, till their land and travel without fear of insecurity,” he said adding that there was no fundamental basis for war to continue in South Sudan.

Rugunda pledged Uganda Government’s commitment to assist South Sudan in sorting out all the outstanding issues.

“The sooner peace returns to South Sudan the better for the entire region,” he said.

The Prime Minister encouraged the two warring parties to give peace a chance, by agreeing on a realistic power sharing mechanism.

On his part, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Martin Elia Lumoro, briefed the Prime Minister about efforts being taken to pacify the entire country.

He particularly appreciated President Museveni’s interest and passion to have stability and development in South Sudan.

Dr. Lumoro informed the Premier that over the period of ten years after the signing of the peace agreement, his Government has tried to establish systems to facilitate good governance.

The Minister appreciated the assistance so far given by the member states in the region.

He particularly called for more technical assistance and training in Records, Fleet and Civil Aviation management.


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