South Sudan President Salva Kiir has rushed to his Ugandan counterpart, Museveni for advice after rebels in his own country refused the power-sharing deal signed recently.
According to sources privy to the matter, Kiir is expected to have a meeting with Museveni at State House in Entebbe to discuss the way forward after staling of the implementation process of the 2018 peace deal signed in Adis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.
The source said Kiir is expected at Entebbe any time today, Saturday before the meeting happens.
When contacted for a comment, senior presidential press secretary, Don Wanyama did not deny, neither did he confirm the meeting but said the country would be let to know if it happens.
“Be patient, if a meeting happens, we shall let you know,” Wanyama told this website.
This comes a few days after the international community urged South Sudan to expedite the implementation of the deal which is only remaining only three months before the pre-transition period to form a government ends.
The South Sudan government and opposition led by Dr.Riek Machar ought to have formed a transitional government three months ago in May before elections in 30 months but the period was extended by another six months till November 12.
However, as things stand, a lot of issued agreed upon during the peace deal have not been implemented.
South Sudan activists two weeks ago began a campaign to pressure the country’s warring parties to meet a fast-approaching deadline to form a unity government as part of their 2018 peace agreement.
The Civil Society Forum, a coalition of more than 100 organization marked the beginning of a 90-day countdown to the November deadline for the ruling party and opposition to form a government.
Fighting broke out in December 2013 when forces, loyal to President, Salvar Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar clashed, sparking unrest.
An estimated three million South Sudanese have reportedly fled the country while thousands more have lost their lives, plunging the country into chaos and economic ruin.
In the past, attempts to reconcile Kiir and Machar yielded little benefit as ceasefire pacts have been repeatedly violated by forces of two factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).