The United Nation’s Secretary-General has expressed his concern over the parties’ deadlock over the issue of the establishment of 28 states, and their failure to meet the 22 January deadline to establish the Transitional Government of National Unity in South Sudan.
He stressed that the formation of the Transitional Government is an essential step in implementing the peace agreement and laying the foundation for peace and stability in the country.
The Secretary-General has called on the parties to overcome their differences. He encourages the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and African Union member states to seize the opportunity of the forthcoming African Union summit to address the political impasse that is impeding the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity.
This as the people of South Sudan continue to be subjected to unimaginable suffering and human rights abuses, as they have been since the beginning of the conflict over two years ago.