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JMEC urges South Sudan peace partners to accelerate implementation of security arrangements

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JMEC Deputy Chairperson Lt. Gen. Amb. Augostino Njoroge (File Photo JMEC)

January 23, 2019 (JUBA) - The unification of armed forces will be “a decisive milestone” for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the acting head of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) who called to speed up the process.

During the past four months, the signatories of the revitalized peace pact made little progress on the implementation of the security arrangements. The discussions were mainly focusing on troops cantonment, their sustainment and the subsequent reintegration.

Since the signing of the peace agreement, experts and military observers warned many points related to these three aspects were flawed and require more discussion during the implementation phase.

Also, the lack of funding becomes an additional challenge because the unification process is costly and require a lot of money.

However, as the parties are at the half-way stage of the 8-month-long pre-transitional period, JMEC Interim Chairperson Augostino Njoroge recalled that the lack funding combined with the lack of time may increase the challenges facing the implementation process during the upcoming period.

"It is very important that all the armed forces of South Sudan are unified. With the rapid approach of the Transitional period, their unification will be a decisive milestone for this agreement, which is why no effort should be spared in achieving this, " Njoroge said in his speech to the opening session of the 3rdPlenary meeting of the reconstituted JMEC in Juba on Wednesday.

"I expect that the work of the security institutions and mechanisms will quickly gather momentum and that practical steps shall be taken to expedite the disengagement, cantonment and unification of forces," he added.

Regarding the fundraising to the implementation process, the Kenyan diplomat said the National Pre-transitional Committee (NPTC) and the incumbent government have to "take the lead in mobilizing all requisite resources for implementation, establish effective mechanisms for disbursing funds, and support the other mechanisms of the Agreement to carry out their tasks without delay.”

"We continue our outreach to the donor community in the search for funds to support implementation, and we reiterate our heartfelt thanks for those who have already made contributions, be it financially or in–kind," he said.

The South Sudanese government called for international support to the peace implementation process and announced it has allocated one hundred million South Sudanese pounds and one million dollars.

For its part, the NPTC decided to open an account at the South Sudan Central Bank and another account outside the country for the foreign support to the implementation process.

President Kiir recently was in Egypt asking President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to mobilize regional and international support for the peace implementation process.

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  • 24 January 19:36, by Kush Natives

    Mr. JMEC chairman,
    You’re part of this peace monitoring team, therefore, help accelerat the implementation.

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    • 26 January 01:13, by Pakuai

      Kush Natives,
      I thought you were sophisticated to know the UN and JMEC cannot make integration of forces. It is the government of South Sudan, rebels commanders and the South Sudanese people who are going to make integration of forces possible and nothing to do with the damn UN and JMEC. But as always, some of us will always think, other people and especially the UN or NGOs will make things for our country and our people or the US, the UK, the UN and their NGOs to give money to make things work for our country & our people>>>

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      • 26 January 01:26, by Pakuai

        Really, if one can reall ask this simple question, did SPLM/A took up arms against our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan simply to come and be ruled by the UN, NGOs, UNIMISS or JMEC? Or were the SPLM/A paid money to fight our genuine war of independence against our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan? Not that l personally know of. So why do South Sudanese so much interested with foreigners bringing peace to our country & our people than our own selves>>>

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        • 26 January 01:38, by Pakuai

          Or for the foreigners (the US, the UK, their UN and NGOs) to come with their money and make peace for us, our people and for our country? It is because of sheer foolishness and dependency on the UN, NGOs and other people. If our heroes of tiger, Janus, Koryom, Muor Muor, Zal Zal and other divisions etc, who ate fire fire to liberate our country and people without pay wake up today with their leader, Dr. John Garang, they will bomb us instead of our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan this time around>>>

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          • 26 January 01:52, by Pakuai

            These boys staged a superior guerilla war that was unrivalled anywhere else in the world and they were not paid a dime by anyone on earth and they were not organized by the US, the UK, their UN and their NGOs to fight war of our country’s independence. It has becomes an open game some of these days, where even a trash would declare himself a rebel leader against South Sudan & the South Sudanese people and call the UN and the NGOs for *humanitarian aid & negotiations with the government of South Sudan* to be reinstated back to his old position>>>

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            • 26 January 02:03, by Pakuai

              Fellows, don’t accuse me for making this up, it has been done Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Thomas Cirillo, Lam Akol and others. And most of our South Sudanese populace are blind to see this cheap & dirty intrigues. Pagan Amuom was even caught outside the UN building in New York to take over South Sudan. Riek Machar had been caught redhanded asking the UN & NGOs to take over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people and for the UN and IGAD countries mercenaries to be deployed into South Sudan to come and protect him against South Sudanese people>>>

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              • 26 January 02:18, by Pakuai

                Mr. Thomas Cirillo is also caught asking South Sudanese people to run away from South Sudanese to run to foreign countries because Mr. Salva Kiir was killing them. Here we go again fellows! Who would go & feed those South Sudanese in neighbouring countries? Was it Mr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot and other foreign puppets/stooges, traitors, thieves and no-do-gooders who would go and feed those innocent South Sudanese and their masters who would go and feed those South Sudanese?>>>>

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                • 26 January 02:40, by Pakuai

                  Some of my lowly informed South Sudanese idiots, do you know what Mr. Riek Machar and Lam Akol still doing back in Khartoum, but to come back to South Sudan after the so-called *transition period* and *May the 05/17/2019* after our 16/05/2019!? Can you fellows see? After SPLM/A 16/05/1983?! My lowly informed South Sudanese fools, war is here and we are going to bomb the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called Israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab States paymasters, Abeshas (so-called Ethiopians) and some of their Bantus in Central Kenya are going to blitz to near oblivion out of our country and over our country people once and for all>>

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                  • 26 January 03:07, by Pakuai

                    Fellows, South Sudan is not part of the damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, never has and will never ever be. And South Sudanese people are not parts of the so-called damned so-called ANGLO-AMERICA subjects or slaves, never had and will never ever be. Fellows, watch this space, we are going to bomb you creeps to near extinction. The evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some their creepy allies in between, even here in our region love affair with our country and people has gone too far and the evils are going to be shown their right place here in our country and over our people once and for all.

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  • 25 January 02:14, by lino

    Now when South Sudanese in conflict become serious of peace, IGAD countries and all involved are dragging their feet to implement peace because TORIKA Countries stopped payments!!!
    All African Problems must be solved by Africans Ideas and Money 💰!!!

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