Juba, South Sudan – 29th November 2017

Yei River State Consultation to be Broadcast on SSBC, Wednesday at 7pm

Press Release
Yei River State Consultation

The National Dialogue Steering Committee’s Subcommittee for Central Equatoria has successfully concluded its consultations in Yei River state on Friday, November 24th. A video recording of the event will be broadcast on SSBC TV from 7 to 8 pm.

Additional, shorter clips in which Subcommittee members summarize the consultation will be broadcast in SSBC news segments.

We encourage all South Sudanese who are able, especially those from Yei River State and the rest of Central Equatoria, to watch this footage. If you were unable to attend, please feel free to leave your opinions in the comments forms below. The Central Equatoria Subcommittee will be apprised of all comments left on this page.

Note: Reports of the “Cover-up” of the Yei River State Consultation Recording are Incorrect

Recent, identical reports in a network of Turkey-based news sites and Twitter accounts suggest that the National Dialogue “covered up” the recording of the grassroots consultation in Yei River State. These claims are incorrect, if not spurious. The transparency of National Dialogue consultations is paramount and organizers have never and would never suppress any material resulting from them.

These reports may originate from a decision made by the SSBC not to broadcast the video recording in question, as both Yei River State officials and the National Dialogue had anticipated. The National Dialogue had no part in this decision. The National Dialogue subsequently consulted with SSBC and has arranged for the video to be broadcast on SSBC from 7-8 pm, Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Statement: For-Immediate-Release_Yei-State-Consultation-Footage

Vincent Wanga contact@ssnationaldialogue.org