23rd February 2019
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Peace partners ask IMF to assess economy

Author : Emmanuel Akile | Published: 3 years ago

Parties to the peace agreement have agreed to invite the International Monetary Fund to assess the economy and prepare the recovery program for the forthcoming government of national unity.

The government, the SPLM in Opposition, the former detainees, and other political parties signed up to the commitment over the weekend.

The SPLM acting Secretary-General, Jemma Nunu Kuma, signed for the government, Taban Deng Gai for the SPLM in Opposition,  Kosti Manibe, for the Former Detainees, and Dr Lam Akol, for other political parties.

In a statement of commitment, the parties say the move is to address the current economic crises.

“The parties appeal to the development partners to urgently assist with a rescue package that include the balance of payment support, budget support and humanitarian intervention while we wait the finalization of the IMF Program,” Ms Jemma Nunu Kumba told journalists in Juba on Monday.

The parties also committed to silence the guns and end hostile propaganda in the media. They would work in cooperation as one government.