‘Fighting is delaying delivery of South Sudan’s Constitution’, says NCRC Chair
28 May 2014
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir displays the transitional constitution of the Republic of South Sudan after signing it into law during the Independence Day celebrations in the capital Juba, July 9, 2011.
<p>The conflict in South Sudan is preventing a high-level team from drafting a permanent constitution for the young country, the chair of the commission tasked with the job said Friday. “It is preventing us from conducting seminars and workshops in the states as models of consultation with the ordinary people of South Sudan," Akolda Maan Tier, the chair of the National Constitutional Review Commission (NCRC), told reporters. "We cannot do this because there is fighting going on," he said.</p><p>"We now have about six, seven months remaining. Is it possible to conduct civic education within this period, knowing that there is fighting taking place, knowing that this is the rainy season, knowing that there is no money for civic education?” he said.</p><div>[toc hidden:1]</div>
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