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Parties to ARCISS finalized ministerial allotment in accordance wth power sharing formula

Juba – Parties to the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCISS) have finally agreed on the ministerial allotment as per the power sharing formula agreed upon during the peace negotiations last year.

The peace agreement states that there shall be 30 ministries in the Transitional Government of National Unity to be shared among the parties to the agreement as per the power sharing formula agreed upon by the parties and as stated in Chapter I, Article 10 Sub article 10.2 of the agreement below:

“The power – sharing formula that shall apply to the Council of Ministers and any other institution reconstituted by this Agreement shall be as follows, unless otherwise specified in this Agreement:
  • GRSS: fifty three (53) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (16 Ministers);
  • South Sudan Armed Opposition: thirty three (33) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (10 Ministers);
  • Former Detainees: seven (7) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (2 Ministers);
  • Other Political Parties: seven (7) per cent of Ministerial portfolios (2 Ministers)

After a long day deliberation, the parties went away with their respective ministerial portfolios as highlight below:

The Government of the Republic of South Sudan refereed to in the agreement as GRSS takes the below ministries:

  • Finance and Planning
  • Defence and Veterans’ Affairs
  • Justice and Constitutional Affairs
  • Information, Communication Technology and Postal Services
  • Minister in the Office of the President
  • Trade and Industry
  • Wildlife, Conservation and Tourism
  • Roads and Bridges
  • Parliamentary Affairs
  • National Security
  • Health
  • Culture, Youth and Sports
  • Gender, Child and Social Welfare
  • General Education and Instruction
  • Livestock and Fisheries
  • Environment and Forestry

The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition refereed to in the agreement as SPLM/SPLA-IO will have their 10 ministers for the below ministries:

  • Petroleum
  • Interior
  • Water Resources and Irrigation
  • Labour, Public Service and Human Resources Development
  • Federal Affairs
  • Higher Education, Science and Technology
  • Energy and Dams
  • Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management
  • Land, Housing and Urban Development
  • Mining

The Former Political Detainees refereed to in the agreement as FPDs will will nominate two people for:

  • Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
  • Transport and;

The Political Parties goes away with two ministries of:

  • Cabinet Affairs and;
  • Agriculture and Food Security

Though the selection/allotment of ministries is completed, it’s not yet clear when the formation of TGNU actually commence. The question of 28 State encorporation into the agreement as demanded by the GRSS is also another bone of contention between the GRSS in one side and other parties to the agreement in the other side.

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