“Peace implementation not moving fast enough,” says UNMISS

David Shearer-head of UN Mission in South Sudan

The head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan, David Shearer has said it is important for peace implementation to move faster.

He told Radio Tamazuj last week.

The head of UN Mission acknowledged the progress both government and oppositions made in implementation of the revitalized peace deal. But he said he wants to “see greater accountability” on how resources are being used.

“I would like to see the peace agreement move faster, I would like to see greater accountability on where resources of South Sudan are being spent at the moment because I don’t believe it is benefiting the people as it should. There are a lot of things that have gone wrong, but we have moved a long way in the last 18 months from where we were.” said Shearer.

Shearer welcomed the parties’ agreement on the allocation of states. He says governors can play a role in reconciling the fighting communities. He  is concerned about the on-going intercommunal violence in Jonglei state saying it would lead to loss of many lives.