Breaking News: SPLM-IO give government a lists of 589 name based on 21 States model

New list of SPLM-IO advance team
Emmanuel Akile | December 4, 2015 | 11:48 am

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South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar, second left, looks across after shaking hands with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, center-right wearing a black hat, after lengthy peace negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir refused to sign a peace agreement Monday with rebel forces, saying he needs 15 days before he will sign, although rebel leader Riek Machar had signed the accord before Kiir refused. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

The government has received a new list of 589 members of the advance team of the SPLM in Opposition, according to the Minister of Information, Michael Makuei.

But the date of their arrival in Juba has not been fixed.

The government has been demanding for the list to indicate the ranks of various members of the team before they arrive in Juba for the implementation of the peace agreement.

Mr Makuei told Eye Radio that the government is yet to respond to the SPLM in Opposition about the list.

“They have divided it up into groups in accordance with states – with their 21 states,” Mr Makuei explained.

“For example, the advance team in Upper Nile team number 1 [comprises of] 21 [representatives]; team number 2, 21, and team number 3, 23, Unity state, 32.”

For his part, the spokesperson of Dr. Riek Machar says his group is still working with IGAD and members of the international community to arrange for their transport to Juba.

James Gatdet says the team includes political leaders and former members of parliament.

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