December 17, 2019(Nyamilepedia) — With the release of funds to the R-ARCSS mechanisms, the Interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) has expressed confidence that significant progress will now be made in implementing critical tasks of Pre-Transitional period within the remaining 65 days.
Speaking during the 12th RJMEC monthly meeting in Juba on Tuesday, the Interim Chairperson, H.E. Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge said:
“It is my expectation that the government will continue to release funds in a timely manner to the NPTC throughout the extension period. Furthermore, I also expect that the issues of accountability and transparency will be addressed.”
He said timely implementation (of pending tasks) requires political will, leadership and predictable release of the necessary funding.
The Interim Chairperson said that it is “deeply regrettable” that the implementation of the critical tasks of the Pre-Transitional period has ”failed to live up to expectation” in 2019.
Ambassador Njoroge said two key pending issues critical to the successful implementation of the Pre-Transitional activities and the establishment of the RTGoNU on a solid foundation remain outstanding. These are the unification of necessary forces and the resolution of the number of States and their boundaries.
“To be specific, no screening, no selection and no training has taken place. This is of course, is very disappointing,” he said.
The Interim Chairperson also welcomed the face-to-face meetings between Dr. Riek Machar and H.E. President Salva Kiir, and other stakeholders, saying these meetings contribute in the resolution of outstanding issues and build further confidence amongst the Parties.
“I call upon the key principals to the Agreement to continue their engagement to ensure that progress is made,” he said.
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