IGAD urges South Sudan to respect pledges on funds for peace implementation

Meeting of IGAD Council of ministers (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

June 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan government must respect its pledges that it will allocate funds for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement it signed with opposition groups in Addis Ababa last year, IGAD Council of Ministers said in a statement.

During a meeting in early May, the government pledged to allocate $100 million for the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement after the parties agreed to adjourn the unity government formation until November 2019.

However, the government only made available only $2 million of those funds and an opposition figure in Juba told the Nyamilepedia this afternoon that the money has already been spent on cantonment of forces.

In a statement following a one-day meeting in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa this week, the IGAD council of minister urged the government of South Sudan to respect its pledges and pay the money it said it would pay for peace implementation.

“The Council urges the Government of South Sudan to urgently disburse the funds for the implementation of the critical pending tasks as pledged,” the Council said in a statement.

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