July 06, 2021 – The Chairman of the Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has issued a republican decree constituting the Joint High Military Committee to oversee Security Arrangements (JHMCSA) and Ceasefire Committee in the Darfur region.
In a statement obtained by Nyamilepedia, the JHMCSA will direct and oversee the implementation of the agreement including the assembly sites for the soldiers of the groups that signed the Juba Peace Agreement and the whole Disarmament campaigns such as demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs which will be done within 39 months.
A leading member of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front(SRF), Ibrahim Musa Zaribah told the media that the Chairman of the Sovereign Council “issued a decree to form the Higher Committee for the Implementation of Security Arrangements and Ceasefire Committees in the Darfur region.”
He said that the joint higher committee comprises representatives of the peace mediation in addition to representatives from Chad and the United Nations Integrated Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).
The decree will establish a six-month rotating chairmanship of the joint body that works toward the implementation process. The Sudanese army will assume chairmanship during the first term.
Zaribah one of the Sudan Liberation Forces Alliance (SLFA) viewed the decree as a “great gain” for the slow implementation of security arrangements.
“So, now we can say that the joint security force, and the security arrangements, will be implemented successively,” Zaribah emphasized.
In accordance with the peace agreement, the Transitional government and the parties to the agreement will deploy at least 12,000 troops in the Darfur region to ensure the full security of civilians.
Meanwhile, the Sudanese army will have 6,000 and the former opposition groups the other half. Later on, they reached a consensus to increase the number of protection forces to 20,000.