Ugandan army will not serve in South Sudan mission – peace-monitoring body

Ugandan army (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

May 7th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Ugandan army will not serve in South Sudan’s peace monitoring mission according to a letter issued by the Chairman of the  Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM).

The letter dated March 20th obtained by the Nyamilepedia and signed by the body’s chair, Major General Desta Abiche Ageno cited shortage of funds that’s would enable the body to pay for transportation, feeding and accommodation of the Ugandan members serving in the mission.

“This letter is to inform you that there is an urgent need to reduce overall expense within CTSAMVM, which constrain our ability to pay, accommodate,feedand transport CTSAMVM members and/or sustain the necessary operational speed at the current personal strength level,” Abiche said in the letter.

“As a result of these funding challenges, CTSAMVM has notified our IGAD countries of the decision to suspend accepting replacements for those members repatriating through  the end of June 2019,” the letter added.