MPs disagree over recallig parliament over S.Sudan crisis

Members of parliament have disagreed over the proposal to recall parliament over the South Sudan crisis.

Hours after a section of legislators kicked off the hunt for signatures to recall Parliament, others have rubbished it.

Labwor County MP Michael Ayepa has described as time wasting, a process by Jinja East MP, Paul Mwiru to recall Parliament over the South Sudan crisis.

Ayepa says the legislators should appreciate that the army is there to rescue Ugandans trapped in the country as well as ensure security.

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Meanwhile, the Democratic Party has warned that the delay by the UPDF to pull out of the war-torn country could stall the current peace talks.

Former Vice President, Riek Machar says the troops should pull out as one of the conditions for the talks to commence.

Mao says Uganda should appreciate that South Sudan is an independent state which can deal with its internal matters.

However, Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi maintains that Uganda is in the country to ensure regional security and stability.

The rebels in South Sudan have are expressed confidence that “full reconciliation” can be achieved with the government.

This is according to their chief negotiator Taban Deng.

His comments came as the two sides hold ceasefire talks in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Information Minister Michel Makuel also says the government is committed to ending the conflict.

About 1,000 people have been killed since violence erupted in South Sudan on 15 December.

Nearly 200,000 people have been displaced in the fighting, which has seen clashes between the Dinka and Nuer ethnic groups