Members of Parliament from northern Uganda are lobbying Parliament to press Government to extend the deadline for peace talks with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
The MPs, who visited LRA commander, Joseph Kony as part of a confidence building mission earlier this month, say the September 12th deadline set by the Government of Uganda will not be met by either the rebels or the Government peace team.
Apac Woman MP, Betty Amongi, says an extension of the deadline will provide time for important presentations like traditional options for peace and reconciliation and alternatives to the pending prosecution of the top LRA commanders by the International Criminal Court.
Amongi says the peace talks taking place in the Southern Sudanese capital of Juba are progressing well and have the potential to deliver peace. She says the progress talks must not be held at ransom by a deadline.