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Disburse peace deal funds, IGAD asks S. Sudan’s Kiir

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August 24, 2019 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has asked South Sudan President Salva Kiir to ensure that the balance of the pledged $100 million is disbursed to expedite the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

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President Salva Kiir attends a session during the 25th Extraordinary Summit of the (IGAD) on South Sudan in Addis Ababa March 13, 2014 (Reuters Photo)

The regional bloc, in a statement, urged Juba “to be transparent and put in place accountability mechanisms in the use of funds for the implementation of the peace agreement.”

South Sudan government had earlier pledged to release the funds towards the deal’s implementation, but cash is yet to be disbursed.

According to the Reconstituted Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), only $6.5 million of the money pledged had been disbursed for security arrangements between April and July.

Meanwhile, IGAD called on President Kiir and his arch-rival, Riek Machar to set a face-to face meeting to resolve outstanding issues.

On Wednesday, the regional bloc convened a one-day consultation meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the peace parties in South Sudan to discuss the security arrangement and the number of states.

During the meeting, participants will also listen to reports from the National Pre-Transitional Committee, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism, and the Revitalized Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC).

The meeting, according to the regional bloc, also sought to review progress so far made during the country’s pre-transitional period.

In May, the South Sudanese rival parties agreed on a six-month extension to implement next steps in the fragile peace agreement. The latest extension came after the main opposition group threatened to boycott formation of a unity government on May 12.

Last week, the body monitoring South Sudan’s ceasefire (CTSAMVM) expressed strong fears over the slow progress in the implementation of the security arrangements in the September 2018 peace accord.

The CTSAMVM is mandated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to monitor and verify the implementation of the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities as per the peace deal.

South Sudan descended into a civil war in 2013 when President Kiir accused Machar of attempting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

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  • 25 August 09:40, by Eastern

    Kiir DOES NOT want to meet his nemesis, Kiir DOES NOT want to order his militias to canton, Kiir DOES NOT want to recind his 28/32 tribal enclaves, Kiir DOES NOT pay salaries & Kiir DOES NOT want to disburse funds for the implementation of the R-ARCSS even as mother South Sudan continue to spew 185k barrels of petroleum daily. Kiir WANTS TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO...!

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    • 25 August 10:58, by South South

      Stop using these bogus words like "nemesis", use simple words to make your point. You are dealing with public, not a certain group of people. Kiir is your president and everybody is waiting for him. Wicked rebels are waiting for him. stupid NAS and monkeys are waiting for him. IGAD is waiting for him, stupid people like Eatsren and jubaone are waiting for him, the end.

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      • 25 August 15:52, by Malakal county Simon

        now it’s been nearly four months since government of unwanted Salva Kiir pledge to funds the revitalise peace agreement and majority of Southern are questioning Kiir commitment to why he withholding the funds if he really serious to implemtemnt the peace? is he change his mind? does he care for this country? and its peoples? These are the lingering thoughts at the moment regarding the doubt peace.

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        • 25 August 15:56, by Malakal county Simon

          cont....

          I hope this funds get release as quick as possible so that this most wanted peace, get implemented as quick as possible..

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      • 26 August 11:31, by jubaone

        South South
        As a slow and lazy thinking jienge, I’m not surprised that you often misunderstand issues and have twisted logic on matters that are easy to grasp. That is being a notorious idiot and we cant help you cuz that is in jienge blood. I urge you to have a simple English dictionary at your side.
        At best try "jienglich".

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    • 26 August 08:14, by Midit Mitot

      South Sudan peace is dead

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    • 26 August 11:40, by jubaone

      Eastern
      It is safe to say, this kiirminal just doesn’t know what, how and when to do things. Suggesting that he doesn’t want would be giving him credit which he doesn’t deserve. He has "outsourced" his thinking and let the jienge criminal enterprise jce, M7 do the thinking. You are walking dead if you allow a blind rat to lead you.

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