President Kiir Stood His Ground On 32 States as Demanded By South Sudan Citizens

After the IGAD heads of state summit in Addis Ababa , the minister of information and communication Michael Makuei said, the position of the government remains the same, form the unity government and then let the people of South Sudan decide for themselves the issue of number of states and boundaries.

The IGAD heads of state summit did not approve or endorsed the proposal of 23 or 10 states.

Makuei urged the public to refrain from the fake propaganda on the media. Makuei said, the President is working for the best interest of the people of South Sudan.

The issue of the number of states and their boundaries was referred to the African Union and the IGAD regional bloc, after a consultative meeting with the parties ended without agreement made.

Michael Makuei, South Sudan’s Minister of Information, maintained that the number of states and boundaries must be addressed after the formation of the transitional cabinet.

“The transitional unity government will be declared on February 21 and will take oath on 22 February,” he stressed.