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South Sudan parties initial security arrangements and governance implementation matrix


IGAD special envoy Wais Ismail (C) chairs a meeting with the South Sudanese parties on 2 Sept 2018 (Photo Nuur Mohamud Sheekh)
September 3, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudanese negotiating parties continued discussions on the implementation modalities of the revitalized peace agreement after completing the talks on two important chapters of governance and security arrangements.

The mediators formed three subcommittees to discuss and initial the implementation matrix which is designed to identify what needs to be done to implement the deal, the timeline, and entities tasked with the execution.

The first will tackle the chapter one on governance, chapter three on humanitarian aid and recovery, and chapter five on transitional justice.

On Monday evening, this first subcommittee initialled the implementation matrix of the revitalized chapter one related to the governance and power-sharing.

The third subcommittee tasked with the modalities of the security arrangements initialled its implementation matrix on Sunday evening.

On Monday the third committee had a workshop on Permanent Ceasefire Transitional Arrangement (PCTA) including delegates from all the parties and stakeholders.

On Sunday evening, following the signing of the implementation matrix of the security arrangements, the government spokesperson hailed the quick conclusion of the discussion on this important matrix and expression hope that the other subcommittees be inspired by its spirit and speed.

"It is a great achievement and clear indication of the ability of the members of the committee and their competence to do the job," said Michael Makwuei.

However, there was no report or statements about the progress of the second committee tasked with the implementation matrix of chapter (4) resource, economic and financial management, chapter (6) permanent Constitution-making Process and chapter (8) on the supremacy of this Agreement and Procedures for Amendment of the Agreement.

However, the parties say they achieved some progress on these three chapters even if they have registered some difficulties with the permanent constitution making because the opposition groups say they want it to be implemented by the National Constitutional Conference while the government sticks to the National Constitutional Review Commission as it provided in the agreement.

The SPLM-IO and the opposition alliance SSOA initialled the final text of the revitalized peace agreement but underscored four concerns including the constitutional process. They said they would not sign the final peace agreement if the IGAD leaders fail to address these concerns.


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  • 4 September 2018 01:52, by South South

    Great, great work, everyone is in and peace is coming for real. South Sudan up.

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    • 4 September 2018 12:32, by Jongo

      This is only for greater upper Nile maybe Barghazal partially Look @ the big picture you can see only people from this region JENGE Combine facts was the one fighting the Government Now ? have you ever seen one Equatorian among those hell No only they resist their grabbed lands Now you have peace go back to your LUAKS all of you or the fight’l continue Thank you for understading

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      • 4 September 2018 16:11, by South South


        We have many blind and deaf people in South Sudan, you are one of them.

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  • 4 September 2018 03:21, by Nairobimitot

    Yes, I am so happy for South Sudan because development of the country is on the way.

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    • 4 September 2018 04:00, by Kush Natives

      Bravo, South Sudanese will enjoy peace soon, that’s really a great effort to end this war by bringing peace. At least South Sudanese will start talking about delivering service to people. Roads and agricultural project will be on table as a must do things.

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  • 4 September 2018 09:13, by Games

    Peace without tackling the main roots causes of this conflict are wasting of resources. IGAD are working nights and days to prolonging the suffering of the innocents people of this country.

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    • 4 September 2018 10:35, by Kush Natives

      What roote cause are you still talking about? And who’re you to talk about them? Haven’t your boss that you always pray for didn’t covered in the peace deals?

      Let’s all pray for peace!

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      • 4 September 2018 11:39, by South South


        You are a deaf Nuer I have ever, ever seen in my life. All Nuer in refugee camps or in Khartoum are dancing everyday because they see light coming back to them through peace. This is a very good because everything we need to correct about system of our government is in it.

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  • 5 September 2018 20:17, by Joseph Canada

    How can you initial security while men and women on Uniforms are shadding blood in Yei!!??

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