Strengthening the Capacity of Parliamentarians to work for the suffering people of CES

By Majur Chol Khor,

Parliamentarians in Central Equatoria’s recently constituted house of August were appointed by decree to the state’s legislative assembly. This is likely to drain on the execution of the duties of legislature in the state caucus.

Leadership skills among other dynamics of governance are assumed to be the major hitches believed to be insufficient for the candidates. Other citizens believe the August house is made up of quacks.

In a bid to prepare the candidates for their respective duties in the state legislature, the government has organised a leadership training which is aimed at equipping them with basic leadership skills.

Speaking during the opening of the three days training-workshop, The State Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Hon. Taban Emmanuel described the workshop as an orientation activity for MPs to strengthen their capabilities and leadership skills.

The primary mandate for the government of South Sudan and that of Central Equatoria State is to implement the Revitalized Peace Agreement” said Taban.

He urges the members of CES legislative Assembly to work-together for the suffering people of Central Equatoria and leave behind their political differences.

In the same development, the head of UNMISS field office in Central Equatoria, Mrs Geetha Pious re-affirmed partnership commitment to continue supporting August House members, She encouraged State MPs to work for the needy.

Edmund Yakani, the Executive Director of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) appealed to the authority concerned to sworn-in State MPs as soon as possible.

Mr. Yakani encouraged the parliamentarians to either work hard for the welfare of local people to maintain their positions before election or lose their seats in the onset of bad leadership when election nears.

Yakani warns of summoning and opening court cases against any Hon. members of Central Equatoria legislative Assembly who might go contrary to what is merely expected out of their duties and roles.

The three days capacity building training-workshop for Central Equatoria State MPs for Sustainable Peace is covering the definition of leadership, importance of leaders, Qualities of good leadership, Mainstreaming Gender in Peace and political processes, communication skills and roles of legislatures alongside other important agendas.