By Amacha Goli
Adjumani-Parliamentarians from the war ravaged South Sudan have extended the consultations on the National dialogue to the refugees’ settlements in Uganda.
Today the delegation of the MPs led by Deng Dan Deng that includes; Mary Bucensio Wani, Puru Michael and have consulted refugees leaders from Moyo, Adjumani and Lamwo districts at the Adjumani Multi-Purpose Training centre.
Briefing the refugees leaders on the objectives of the National dialogue, Deng Dan Deng who chairs the subcommittee of refugees and international outreach on consultation with South Sudanese said described their mission as soul searching and asked the refugees leaders to make honest, frank and open contributions.
Uganda is now hosting over 1.2 million South Sudan refugees that have been driven out of their country especially last year and 2013. Deng said the subcommittee is mandated to by the overall objective of the National dialogue to provide a platform to the South Sudanese refugees in all the settlements in Uganda.
The delegation that has been traversing the refugee settlements in the country have unanimously agreed that the level of participation and concerns of the refugees is a clear testimony that South Sudanese are yearning for peace.
The resolutions of the consultations shall be presented in the plenary of the whole steering committee of the National dialogue and will be included in the general conference agenda which is due to be held early 2018.
The National Dialogue was initiated by President Salva Kiir Mayardit following his address to the national assembly in2014 where he noted that the current political turmoil in South Sudan calls for national dialogue in order to put an end to violence and usher in sustainable peace.
Full scale violence erupted in South Sudan in 2013 after the former first vice president Riech Machar disagreed with President Salva Kiir, the conflict has since then dragged, the intervention of regional bodies like IGAD could not achieve meaningful peace.