IGAD tells President Kiir to dissolve parliament

South Sudanese President-Salva Kiir Mayardit

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development has urged South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, to dissolve the current parliament. Radio Tamazuj reports.

IGAD said, Kiir should ensure parties reconstitute the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (TNLA) according to the revitalized peace agreement. It wants the dissolution of the law house to be done before July 26th. The regional bloc made this call on Tuesday, during the 36th Extraordinary Assembly of IGAD heads of state and government.

However, the IGAD leaders at the meeting commended the progress made in the implementation of the peace accord. They cited formation of the executive arm of South Sudan’s government as a positive move.

IGAD also called on non-signatories to the revitalized peace agreement to respect cessation of hostilities deal.

Meanwhile, President Kiir outlined the progress made in the peace process and the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Among those who attended the meeting were President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni and President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta.