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South Sudan JMEC facilitates meeting for SSOA groups over JDB composition


Fromthe left Gabriel Changson, Tut Gatluak and Augostino Njoroge attend a NPTC meeting in Juba on 7 Nov. 2018 (Photo SS Information Ministry)
November 9, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan peace monitoring body (JMEC) facilitated a meeting for the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) of Gabriel Changson to discuss the membership and composition of the Joint Defence Board (JDB).

In a statement released on Friday, JMEC said it convened on Thursday a meeting for the SSOA leadership members attended by officials from the Office of the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan after a disagreement within the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) on the correct interpretation of Article 2.4.2 of the R-ACRSS 2018 on nominations to the JDB.

The article 2.4.2 provides that the JDB is formed at the level of Chiefs of Staff (or the leaders of the armed groups) and Directors General of National Security Service, Police, and all other organized forces to exercise command and control over all forces during the Pre-Transitional Period.

At the end of the meeting which was chaired by the JMEC Acting Chairperson Augostino S.K. Njoroge, the SSOA Chair "Gabriel Changson Chang and his fellow members of the Alliance reached a common understanding," said the statement without elaborating.

The statement added that as result of the reached understanding, the SSOA’s membership nominees to the JDB will be submitted to JMEC, stressing that "all outstanding issues surrounding the matter have been cleared up".

Commenting on the compromise reached by the SSOA factions, Njoroge hailed the deal saying “SSOA showed their unwavering support for the agreement, and were prepared to be flexible to abide by our impartial interpretation of provisions of the revitalized agreement".

He stressed the JMEC readiness to fulfil their role of facilitating wherever they can, to ensure that the peace implementation continues without delay.


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  • 10 November 02:35, by One people

    That is Very good! Our government should create something call military secret agent or Top secret agent that should have a power to arrest anybody or top leaders that might take the law their own way. And also there should be an strong attorneys agencies or Offices that can defence all the mailitries. Also to keep an eye on him/her on every move is very important, it should be day and night

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    • 10 November 03:00, by One people

      build your country and make your people not to complain, and you will be very happy in your people office. Also the very important thing is to control your country currency. Here is how to control it, to control the currency you will need to create an agency that can control all the market in the country. Their job is to make sure any kind of business must be registered so tax can be collected

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      • 10 November 03:49, by One people

        make your people love their own currency. Make sure nobody sell any currency in the market. By doing this, If someone take hard currency to the market to go sell it, that person should be arrested and should pay same amount of what he/she sold in the market, the buyer should not be arrested because he/she do not know where the money come from

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