Come to Juba, Kiir tells Olony’s splinter group

Come to Juba, Kiir tells Olony’s splinter group
President Salva Kiir meets with Agwelek advanced team over conflict in Upper Nile State. [Photo: Presidential Press]

​President Salva Kiir Mayardit has once again appealed to Gen Johnson Olony to “come to Juba” to contribute to the implementation of the peace agreement.

This came after Kiir met with the Agwelek delegation to discuss the insecurity in Malakal, Upper Nile State.

“Johnson Olony should come ​​to Juba and work collectively to implement the agreement such that if there are difficulties, they will address them together as a team and move forward,” read a statement from the President’s office.

Insecurity in Upper Nile was fueled by periodic fighting between Agwelek and Kitgwang forces.

 The president further urged the factions to cease hostilities, adding that​​ he will soon convene a meeting of the presidency to mean ending the suffering of locals.

Meanwhile, the Agwelek advanced team pushed for the implementation of Khartoum Peace Agreement which entailed integration of Kitgwang and Agwelek forces into South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF).

Khartoum Peace Agreement was signed on January 16, 2022, to end hostilities in Northern Upper Nile.