SOUTH SUDAN / NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

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Almost three years after the signing of the peace deal, South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly has been reconstituted in a formal ceremony presided over by President Salva Kiir. UNMISS

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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN / NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
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SOURCE: UNMISS
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 30 AUGUST 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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30 AUGUST 2021, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

1.Various shots, Delegates in the hall
2.SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) SALVA KIIR, PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN:
“I’m sure the days of green pastures for South Sudan will come very soon.”
3.Wide shot. Delegates in the hall
4.Med shot, Vice President Taban listening
5.Close-Up, Speaker of Council of States
6.Close-Up, Speaker of RTNLA
7.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) JEMMA NUNU KUMBA,SPEAKER TRANSITIONAL NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY:
“It is with this spirit of resilience and industriousness that the South Sudan women are joining the top echelon of our Government. Mothers advocate for peace and peaceful coexistence in the community and we cherish life. We do not want our lovely kids to live in a perpetual insecure environment and die miserably fighting futile wars. Unfortunately, even as we women detest war, it is often we who bear the brunt of war and associated atrocities.”
8.Various shotS, delegates
9. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SALVA KIIR-PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN:
“We must all show we do care for our people by protecting them, avoiding violent conflict and use the peace we have created to work for their prosperity.”
10.Close-Up,Vice president Rebecca sitting
11.Close-Up,Vice presidents Igga and Ayii talking
12.Close-Up,SSDF. Officer talking

STORYLINE:

Almost three years after the signing of the peace deal, South Sudan’s Transitional National Legislative Assembly has been reconstituted in a formal ceremony presided over by President Salva Kiir.

In his speech, the President called on members to work together to speed up the implementation of agreement. While that would be the primary focus of their legislative agenda, he also urged them to prioritize development projects to benefit citizens who are struggling due to the dire economic situation.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SALVA KIIR- PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN:
“I’m sure the days of green pastures for South Sudan will come very soon.”

The country’s first female Speaker, Jemma Nunu Kumba, described the suffering experienced by women as the result of the prolonged civil war, including horrific incidents of sexual and gender-based violence which continue to plague the country today. She said, despite being suppressed, women had been the backbone of society throughout the conflict, working through extreme hardship to sustain their families.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) JEMMA NUNU KUMBA- SPEAKER TRANSITIONAL NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY:
“It is with this spirit of resilience and industriousness that the South Sudan women are joining the top echelon of our Government. Mothers advocate for peace and peaceful coexistence in the community and we cherish life. We do not want our lovely kids to live in a perpetual insecure environment and die miserably fighting futile wars. Unfortunately, even as we women detest war, it is often we who bear the brunt of war and associated atrocities.”

She said women holding top leadership positions would leave no stone unturned to ensure the peace agreement is fully implemented and urged parties who have not signed up to participate in the process.

The President pointed to a number of challenges, including a rift between members of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement In-Opposition, persistent intercommunal violence and cattle raiding, as well as attacks on humanitarian organizations and civilians.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) SALVA KIIR-PRESIDENT OF SOUTH SUDAN:
“We must all show we do care for our people by protecting them, avoiding violent conflict and use the peace we have created to work for their prosperity.”

Despite repeated delays, the President reiterated the Government’s commitment to graduating and deploying unified forces to boost security across the country. Improving the wellbeing of citizens was the top priority, he said.
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