Sudan: DRA not affected by developments within LJM

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Darfur Regional Authority (DRA) has stated that its institutions will not be affected by the current differences within the ranks of the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) from which the DRA was formed.

The Sudanese Media Centre (SMC) on Tuesday quoted the Minister of DRA Affairs, Mohamed Yusuf al-Tilib, as saying the DRA Executive Bureau would meet on 26 January to discuss reports on performance of the various DRA ministries without being affected by an expected split of the LJM into two separate political parties.

He was referring to a reported discord between LJM Chairman and DRA President, Tigani Sisi and LJM Secretary-General and Federal Health Minister, Bahayr Abu Gardah over implementation of security arrangements, a matter which would have impact on the conflict-ridden region of Darfur.

Tilib said the DRA would continue implementing its projects under its President, Sisi.

The LJM is a political body separate from the DRA, he said, adding that they still supported the LJM unity to help implement the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), a comprehensive peace accord signed with the help of the Qatari government, the African Union, the United Nations, and the Arab League, in 2011.

The Authority is the main body overlooking the implementation of the provisions of the DDPD in coordination with the central government in Khartoum.

The DDPD stipulates implementation of a number of development projects including rebuilding of a number of villages where thousands of internally displaced persons are to return, digging of water wells, construction of schools and hospitals in the areas that witness relative peace and stability in Darfur.
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20 january 2015 22:32:32

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