In a move aimed at showing its dedication and commitment to peace, the government in Juba has hinted that it would be giving its hard working civil servants two days off to ‘properly prepare and receive’ Dr. Riek Machar – designated Vice-President, former rebel-turned-peace-partner and leader of the SPLM-IO – and his entourage.

According to the announcement, the holidays will be made official once the Machar makes public the definitive date of his return.

“Once we confirm the exact date when the Vice President will arrive Juba, the President will release a public statement informing about the news,” said the official.

Thus far, Riek Machar has managed to drag his feet about his return, but patience is already running thin as many see his absence from Juba is directly related to the continuation war.