JMEC urges financial mobilization for South Sudan peace implementation

JMEC deputy chairman Lt. Gen. Amb. Augostino Njoroge (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

October 22nd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) said on Sunday that there is need for financial mobilization for the implementation of the revitalized agreement signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa last month.

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardiit and opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon along with other opposition leaders signed the long-awaited revitalized agreement to end the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

The agreement is a result of a regional efforts led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to end the ongoing five-year old conflict which has engulfed the nation since December 2013.

Speaking during the opening remarks at the first-ever meeting of the pre-transitional committee conducted in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Sunday, the JMEC deputy chairman Lt. Gen. Amb. Augostino Njoroge urged the parties to be aware of the financial concern faced by the implementation of the agreement.

“I would like to draw the attention of the committee members to the need to look carefully at the financial requirements for the revitalized peace agreement, institutions and mechanisms,” he told South Sudan parties on Sunday.

The meeting between members of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC) was chaired by Sudan’s newly appointed Special Envoy to South Sudan, Jamal Al-Sheikh and the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais.

He pointed to the need to consider meeting the financial needs which are critical in funding the crucial pre-transitional activities such as cantonment and training of a new national army for the smooth running of the implementation of the agreement.

“Experience has shown that a failure to secure the financing for such crucial institutions can severely undermine an ultimate strong implementation,” he added.