Peace monitoring body to prioritize cantonment of forces during the extended pre-transitional period

CTSAMM team during security assessment in Yei (Photo credit: UNMISS/Isaac Billy)

May 11th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s peace monitoring body, the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement, Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), said on Friday that the body will prioritize the cantonment of forces during the extended pre-transitional period.

This was revealed during a workshop conducted by the body in the capital Juba on Friday in which the chairperson of the peace monitoring body; General Desta Abiche Ageno defined the body’s priorities.

“The priorities of CTSAMVM during this period are: 1 verification of cantonment activities, such as screening, DDR; 2 verification of unified forces, their training and redeployment and 3) continued verification of ceasefire including vacation of civilian buildings, allegations of SGBV, allegations of use of child soldiers, and allegations of recruitment,” General Abiche said.

He further said the cantonment of forces is crucial because without it the unification of forces and the formation of one national army would not be completed.

“The operationalization of all security mechanisms and the cantonment of forces are therefore the most important and immediate tasks in the implementation of the PCTSA and R-ARCSS,” he said.

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