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S. Sudan gov’t allocates $16 million for security arrangements

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December 15, 2019 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government, through the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), has allocated $16 million for implementation of the country’s security arrangements.

S. Sudan cabinet affairs minister Martin Elia Lomoro (Photo KT Press)

Speaking to reporters in the capital, Juba on Friday, the Cabinet Affairs, minister Martin Elia Lomuro said the incumbent government is committed to ensuring that lasting peace is achieved in the young nation.

“The amount was already distributed among all mechanisms in the pre-transitional committee, including $16 million for security arrangement,” said Lomuro.

“There is a delay but the mechanisms are committed to speeding up now since they have the funds in their control,” he added.

Last month, President Salva Kiir and armed opposition leader Riek Machar agreed to delay key benchmarks in the September 2018 peace agreement by 100 days.

The delay in forming a transitional government by November 12 came after the main opposition group (SPLM-IO) threatened to boycott the process until the security arrangements are completed.

The number and boundaries of the states and the security arrangements are among key tasks to be completed within the 100 days.

Meanwhile, President Kiir and Machar called on the security mechanisms to speed up the processes to be done in the pre-transitional period to ensure a unity government is formed in February.

Puot Kang, a member of the SPLM-IO, said two rival leaders held a meeting with members of the security committees in Juba on Friday and they were briefed by the different security committees on progress and challenges.

“We have to increase our speed to meet the deadline of 100 days,” he said, adding that the challenges will be overcome if all parties work together.

South Sudan descended into civil war in mid-December 2013 when President Kiir accused his former deputy Machar of plotting a coup, allegations the latter denied.

In September last year, the country’s rival factions signed a revitalized peace deal to end the civil war that killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions.

(ST)

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  • 16 December 2019 11:05, by South South

    Great from our government to release funds for peace. Those IO teams staying in the hotels in Juba should get out immediately and find houses in Juba to stay.peace.

    • 16 December 2019 11:54, by Malakal county Simon

      Great!! Why do you bother Bone-Head South South about IO team that are staying in hotels, motels since it is not your pockets money’s?? This are South Sudanese resources moneys does not belong to any individual but belong to all the citizens of South Sudan.. Got it?? Foolish majority!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 16 December 2019 21:28, by The Rhino

        Department of States,

        Good job for sanctioning cabinet minister Martin Elia Lomuro and defense minister Kuol Manyang Juuk for their wicked actions in this country.Let them go straight to hell.Martin Elia Lomuro was definitely responsible for recruiting innocent children along Juba-Yei road and putting them in danger for the dirty money he acquired from Dinka bloodsuckers in Juba.He was warned....

        • 16 December 2019 21:38, by The Rhino

          Department of States,

          ..but the fucker didn’t listen.Kuol Manyang Juuk for his part supplied Dinka militias with arms and killing machines both in Equatoria and Upper Nile and didn’t stop fueling chaos and anarchy in these two regions.With now key figures in Dinka gov’t sanctioned i.e.Michael Makeui Lueth,Martin Elia Lomuro and Kuol Manang Juuk,we expect them to suffer with all their money and...

          • 16 December 2019 21:49, by The Rhino

            Department of States,

            ..wealth taken away and their movements blocked.Next is to fracture this council called JCE (Jieng Council of Elders),a Dinka tribal group which is lurking behind Kiir and feeding him with tribal nonsense.They definitely deserve some sticks too.All in all,job well done.Keep on re-evaluating the corrupt and rotten Dinka gov’t.



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