In a statement signed by Chairperson Amer Manyok Deng, the group said a woman would be a better replacement.
“We call upon the government of South Sudan to reconsider 35% women affirmative action in OPP. Dear president, we believe this time round you will give a chance to a woman to represent OPP,” partly reads the statement
Currently, there are eight female ministers out of 35 national ministers and one vice president – a number the Women’s Bloc says is under 35%.
According to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), there should be 12 women in the Council of Ministers.
“Therefore, women parity would reinvigorate gender equality and provide inclusive system of governance in South Sudan” the statement adds.