Don’t feel discouraged to disseminate peace deal, MPs told

A South Sudanese lawmaker has urged his counterparts not to allow Tuesday's killing of their colleague discourage them from disseminating the revitalized peace accord.

Paul Yoana Bonju, head of the parliamentary committee for information made the remarks on Wednesday after a lawmaker and two security guards were shot dead in the Mandeng area of Upper Nile region.

Deng Bol Jak, a lawmaker representing workers' union at the national legislative assembly in the capital Juba was killed in an ambush while returning from a peace mission.

I just want to reassure the public that the national MPS are still committed to peace despite the political assassination of Hon. Simon Deng, said Bonju.

He condemned the killing of the legislator and encouraged other lawmakers to continue disseminating the peace agreement across the country at whatever cost.

We want the executive wing of government to immediately launch an official investigation to establish facts surrounding this horrific incident in Mandeng village and bring culprits to book, he said.

In September last year, South Sudan's arch-foes signed a revitalized peace agreement to end the country's civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

A new transitional government is expected to assume power in May 2019 before elections three years later.

Source: Radio Tamazuj

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