South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has warned that delay in the formation of the new unity government could jeopardise the search for peace and stability in the world’s youngest nation.
In a televised speech, Kiir urged his longtime rival and opposition leader Riek Machar to return to the country in a bid to expedite the process of forming the revitalised coalition government as stipulated in the September 2018 peace deal.
He said that South Sudan is ready for a new spirit and the dawn of a new sense of national unity and there was no better way to express this than to establish a government that brings all parties together.
According to him, there is no honour in pursuing personal ambitions that go contrary to the popular demands of the citizens.
Kiir added that the warring parties should continue dialogue and make compromises that are acceptable to all.