As South Sudan makes progress towards the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, the legislative arm of government has seen women take up strategic positions following a recent announcement by president Salva Kiir. Last Friday, Jema Nunu Kumba was announced as the new speaker of the revitalized transitional national legislative assembly, while Mary Ayen Majok takes up the position of deputy speaker of the council of States.
What does this mean for South Sudan, especially that women have been calling for inclusion in leadership positions?
Miraya breakfast featured nominated member of the national parliament Hon Nathaniel Oyet Pierino and Ayey Madut. Also on the panel was a women advocate Merekaje Lorna. Take a listen