August 18, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – The newly appointed chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evacuation Commission (R-JMEC) Major General Charles Tai Tituai has been inaugurated to office officially taking over from Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge who has been the R-JMEC interim chairperson since 2018.
Njoroge has been the deputy chair of the peace monitoring the establishment of the body in 2016, and took over as the interim chairperson in September 2018 following the signing of the revitalized peace agreement.
Speaking during the handing over on Sunday, General Njoroge said that the revitalized peace agreement will always remain significant in the history of South Sudan.
“The R-ARCSS is and will always remain a significant milestone in the history of South Sudan. I am glad to have been involved with such a consequential period of this country’s history,” Amb Njoroge said.
“Throughout the period since signing the Agreement, I have had concerns about the pace of implementation. At times, it appeared to me like progress stalled. What is clear, is that the implementation pace must accelerate.”
“The RTGoNU, especially the President and Presidency, should set and drive the pace of implementation of the Agreement.”
For his part, incoming interim chairperson Maj. Gen. Tai Gituai expressed his gratitude to President Salva Kiir “for creating what he described as an enabling environment for the Peace Process and for the significant progress registered so far.
“I believe that the framework of the Revitalised Agreement, provides a credible and fair basis and platform that lays the foundations of sustainable peace to benefit the current and succeeding generations,” Gen. Tai said.
“On my part as the new Chair, I will endeavour to focus on giving strategic direction to the monitoring and evaluation mechanism, in overseeing the implementation of the Agreement within the procedural guidelines and mandate of RJMEC.”