Home | News    Wednesday 7 August 2019

Ceasefire monitors concerned over slow progress in establishing cantonment sites

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 6, 2019 (JUBA) – The body monitoring South Sudan’s ceasefire (CTSAMVM) has expressed strong fears over the slow progress in the implementation of the security arrangements in the peace agreement.

JPEG - 65.6 kb
3rd CTSAMVM Board Meeting in Juba on 22 January 2019 (Photo CTSAMVM)

The chairman of the CTSAMVM, Gen. Abiche Ageno also said of the 33 cantonment sites that were assessed, only 31 of them were found to be suitable for the forces at the time the assessment was done.

Abiche made the remarks on Monday while addressing the 13th technical committee meeting of ceasefire monitoring body in Juba.

“At the time of assessment, 31 were found to be suitable and 2 were unsuitable due to lack of water or suitable location. Some cantonment sites will need to be reassessed because of the wet season,” he said.

The warring parties agreed on May 3 to extend the pre-transitional period for another six months to address outstanding issues like security arrangements, which include assembling and screening of forces.

Ageno urged parties to open cantonment sites and ensure that assembling points for the forces are implemented within the remaining four months of the extended pre-transitional period.

The CTSAMVM official said despite challenges posed by the rainy season, a number of civilian buildings have been vacated by the South Sudan army (SSPDF) and the National Security Service (NSS).

According to Abiche, out of the 83 buildings identified by CTSAMVM as being occupied by the forces, 47 of them have been vacated.

“These figures change daily as the CTSAMVM is constantly monitoring and updating our data as our team gather and verify information,” told the meeting on Monday.

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 civil war in late 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of attempting a coup.

However, in accordance with the September 2018 peace agreement, opposition leader Machar will be reinstated as vice president of South Sudan.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 7 August 09:11, by Eastern

    This is shithole news...!

    South South, tell CTSAMVM all is going well: you have food for all the hungry mathiang anyoors, the nyagats and the other thugs in between. Thomas Cirilo is dying of laughter behind Jebel Lado, just overlooking Bilpam....!

    repondre message

    • 7 August 10:15, by Midit Mitot

      So what Abiche? another bloodshed is loading in Juba

      repondre message

    • 9 August 02:39, by South South

      Eastern,
      You are a very real monkey. Thomas Cirillo is in Addis hiding like chicken. He will never put his feet on South zSudan land, period.

      repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


What federal system is suitable for South Sudan? 2019-11-12 11:06:55 By Dr Jacob K. Lupai* Introduction Federalism is seen as a constitutional arrangement for dividing power between different levels of government so that federated states, regions or provinces can (...)

Differences between Sudan government, SRF and FFC are the main issues of concern 2019-11-09 11:17:17 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman As the proverb goes, the difference of opinion does not spoil amity and does not spoil the friendliness issue. On the other hand, mere differences of point of view and (...)

Can women make the world more peaceful? 2019-11-06 11:31:03 By Paulino Akoon Yel Dut A genuine comprehensive analysis shows that involving women in peacebuilding increases the probability that violence will end in an easy manner. Hence we should thank (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.