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According to the Revitalised Peace
agreement on the resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, the
National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC) shall be formed as follow by the
President of the Republic of South Sudan within two weeks of signing the
The NPTC shall comprise of ten
members (10) representing the Parties as follows; Five (5) for incumbent TGoNU,
two (2) for SPLM/A-IO, one (1) for SSOA, one (1) for FDs and One (1) for OPP
(Other Opposition Parties and it says, the NPTC shall be chaired by the
incumbent TGoNU representative with two deputy chairs to be nominated by
SPLM/A-IO and SSOA respectively.
Thus, having trusted Honourable Tut
Gatluak, the presidential advisor on Security, President Kiir decided to
appoint him as the head of NPTC despite the fact that he hardly understands or
writes a word in English.
President Kiir too forgot to
acknowledge the existed person with significant bad records in the Crisis
Management Committee who squandered million of dollars in a similar (a body
established in 2013 to loot resources)way and that is none other than Martin
Elia Lomoro, the current Minister of Cabinet Affairs whom he entrusted as
Secretary General of the NPTC.
Dr. Martine brought into the NPTC
the crisis Management Ideology of receive and share without accountability
which has cost the Country a lot financially and little has been achieved in
the Pre-transitional arrangement period that consequently led to the six months
extension of the Transitional Government of National Unity and possibly, there
will be no success if your leadership don’t take prompt action to remove these
two dishonest men.
The Revitalised ARCSS entrusted NPTC
with the functional oversight and coordination of the implementation of the
activities of the pre-transitional period. However, the oversight and
coordination for which NPTC was established have not been achieved to larger
extent due to financial constrains across the different pre-transitional
On financial matter, I have heard
the government officials in many occasions asking for foreign financial support
to the Revitalised Peace Agreement despite having not addressed the endemic
corruption in the NPTC which scares and holdback individuals and friends of
South Sudan from stepping in to fund the financial deficit in the Peace
Nevertheless, the adamancy of
friends of South Sudan and partners to fund the peace agreement is uncertainty
about how their resources will be used and accounted for, and they believe
their funds will not serve the purpose rather than enriching wrong people in
According to the Revitalized ARCSS,
the NPTC shall draw the road map for implementing the political tasks of the
pre-transitional period and address the issues of VIP security as per security
arrangement and preparation for the new ministers among others.
With that trust, the NPTC under Hon.
Tut Gatluak and Dr. Martine Elia Lomoro failed to mobilised and availed funds
for training of necessary forces that were pre-requisites for formation of the
Transitional Government of National Unity not because there were no resources
but lack of transparency and accountability in the NPTC financial management.
The Revitalised ARCSS has mandated
NPTC to establish a fund, to be drawn from government funds and contributions
of donors for the implementation of the activities of the pre-transitional
According to the Revitalised ARCSS,
the Fund shall be deposit by the Ministry of Finance and Planning of the
Incumbent TGoNU in special account in a bank agreed by the NPTC. The NPTC
according to the Revitalised ARCSS shall manage the fund transparently and
report on it monthly to the President of the Republic of South Sudan and the
Hence, NPTC did establish a fund
drawn from the government and other donors such as Japan, South Africa and
IGAD, and NPTC immediately received 8 million US dollars from the Government
and donors which was never accounted for with no progress made in the
pre-transitional arrangement period due to lack of resources.
The NPTC leadership oppositions
included misappropriated 8 million US dollars with smaller percentage given to
pre-transitional Committees for their operations. Despite emphasis made in the
Revitalised ARCSS that NPTC funds shall be managed in a transparent and
accountable manner, this did not happen because of NPTC leadership inability to
Nevertheless, the incumbent TGoNU
under your leadership (President Kiir Mayardit) did approved 10,000,000 USD
plus 100,000,000 SSP for implementation of the transitional period yet the NPTC
leadership is telling committees that its account is empty in less than two
To justify my position, this is how
NPTC spent 10,000,000 USD, two million US dollars (2,000,000) was paid to four
Security Mechanisms such as JDB, JTSC, JMCC, SDSR-B and the less paid committee
was SDSR-B with 100,000 USD.
NPTC also approved 25,000 USD for
each committees of the peace agreement such as JDB, JTSC, JMCC, SDSR-B, and
NCAC for administrative costs which amount to 225,000 USD and the total
spending was two million two hundred and twenty five thousand USD(2,225,000).
When you subtract that, seven
million eight hundred and seventy five thousand USD dollars will remain
unspent. However, I could just give the NPTC a million dollars for its
administrative and other expenses but still six million eight hundred and
seventy five thousand dollars remain unspent excludes one hundred million South
Sudanese Pounds (100,000 SSP).
Therefore, there is enough evidence
to confirm that Dr. Martin Elia and Tut Gatluak are saboteurs to the peace
process and are out there to enrich themselves at the expense of millions of
South Sudanese who are looking at your leadership as a source of their
Consequently, they are answerable to you since you are an appointing authority
and if they fail to execute their duties in a transparent and accountable
manner, all blames go to you as long as they are not being held to account for
misappropriation of pre-transitional arrangement funds.
On the other hand, some individuals
entrusted to run the NPTC financial system are below needed qualifications and
their qualifications at most are secondary schools education level with little
technical expertise to effectively manage finances.
Tut Gatluak and Martin Elia have
abused logistics and financial management system to the core for their material
interests and this will never encourage donors to risks putting their resources
into a system they are sure of chronic or endemic corruption.
For the success of the
Pre-transitional period, president Kiir should consider removing Tut Gatluak
and Martin Elia Lomoro as heads of NPTC due to their chronic corruption that is
failing the agreement.
Hence, I suggest the following
personalities as honest and Accountable from whom president should appoint to
replace these rotten individuals from NPTC.
- Prof. Francis Mading Deng.
- Prof. Moses Macar Kacuol.
- Prof. George Bureng.
- Hon. Aleu Ayieny Aleu.
Besides, I equally suggest the
following between which president should appoint a secretary General for the
- Ambassador Stephen Wundu, the current head of audit
- Dr. John Gai Yoah.