South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has signed into law the non-governmental oganisation (NGOs) Bill into law, despite global pressure to delay it.
The presidential spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny confirmed the Bill’s signing on Thursday.
The law empowers a government appointed registrar to monitor the work of humanitarian organizations and employ at least 80% South Sudanese. Non-citizens will lose their jobs to give way for nationals. A failure to observe the law will attract 3 years in prison or fine of 50,000 South Sudanese Pounds or both.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of war, state television reported.