S Sudan MP at EAC Parliament Gatpan discusses recent Visa Waiver, significance of membership & more: The Weekly Review

Published on 2nd August 2021. YouTube link:

In this episode, Roger Alfred Yoron Modi interviewed Hon Gideon Gatpan Thoar, one of South Sudan representatives to The East African Legislative Assembly, the Legislative Organ of the East African Community.

The Show discussed the waiver by the Kenyan government of visa requirements for South Sudanese who hold valid passports. The decision is said to be in adherence to the provisions of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, and The Common Market Protocol on Free Movement of Labor and Persons for the citizens of Partner States. South Sudan’s government welcomed the Kenyan government’s decision and announced reciprocating the same visa waiver for Kenyan citizens. Other issues discussed on The Show included the membership of South Sudan at the EAC which the young nation officially joined in September 2016 after depositing instruments of ratification with the secretary-general of the block.