By Tande Elias Agobe.
The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Hon. Jiemma Nunu Kumba spoke to journalists on 16 th April 2020 after addressing her staff in her first time reporting in office since the formation of the Revitalized Transitional Government of national unity ( R-TGoNU).
The Minister explained saying that the delay was due to the renovation of her new office because they were to share the office with the first vice President Dr. Riek Machar and expressed how excited she is to report to her new office. She started by thanking the President of the Republic of South Sudan for his decision to appoint her to the ministry and considering women to participate in the government.
“Our Mandate is to create a linkage between the executive and the parliament and also coordinate work
with the state the parliament so this is an important assignment and I will be working closely with my
team the director generals within the ministry and the other staffs to make sure we deliver within this
She further added saying that they have partners who are already attached with the ministry and they will work closely with the partners to ensure the mandates given to them is executed.
“We are mainly going to focus on the implementation of the peace agreement together with the rest of
the institutions and the presidency, to ensure the agreement, peace and stability is sustained in our
country and be able to deliver services to the people.” Said Hon Nunu Kumba
The Minister also said that they are curtailed by the fact that the Coronavirus issue has also come
to the country and is going to impact negatively on their work.
“Right now we are given directives to work up to one o’clock instead of a full day” she added.
“We will make sure that in the ministry they follow strictly the guidelines put by the government as it was
highly stated by the H. E the President on how people should protect themselves from contracting and
spreading the disease.” said the Minister.
“Surely it will affect because there is a lock down, there is limited movement of people, there are limited
travels even within the states so obviously this COVID 19 will affect the implementation of the
agreement.” Added Hon Minister Nunu Kumba.