18 Jan 2019


SPLA –IO Soldiers To Be Assembled At Murbule Cantonment

The Sudan People’s Liberation Army in Opposition (SPLA-IO) under the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai will start sending the first battalion of 750 combatants to Mulbure cantonment site 25 Kilometers from Juba located North of BilPam.

 SPLA –IO Soldiers To Be Assembled At Murbule Cantonment
Taban Deng Gai inspecting the site in Mulbure on Saturday [Photo credit | office of the First Vice President]

Jale Richard

JUBA, 20 December 2017 [Gurtong]-According to a press release by SPLA-IO Spokesperson, Dickson Gatluak Jock the soldiers will be assembling at Mulbure by the end of this month for screening and reorganization.

The First Vice president, Gen. Taban Deng Gai and Lt.General Thoi Chany Reat, the Deputy Defence Minister on Tuesday Visited Mulbure cantonment site in awake of security arrangements as indicated in chapter two of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ACRSS) implementation.

He said visiting the site by the top commanders was to check the ground preparation because the construction team have been busy with ground preparation for the past six months.

“SPLA-IO kicked off the reorganization exercise of all its forces in Equatoria region yesterday, as a partner in the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGONU), the Sudan People’s liberation army urge all the SPLA/IO soldiers currently living in Juba and other forces that had previously taken part in combat in Equatoria to get down to the base for registration,” Gatluak said in the Statement.

 “This exercise will mark the first phase of cantonment processes in greater Equatoria after Bentiu,” he added.

He said the   SPLA-IO leadership is continuing the cordial relationship together with its peace partners to support the cantonment process in terms of material and financial support to continue the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) as the only option for ending the conflict in South Sudan.

“We call upon our International Peace partners to continue supporting the implementation of the Peace agreement, the SPLA/IO would like to acknowledge and profoundly appreciate the government of Kenya for its support to provide the shelters /tents for the combatants who are going to be cantoned,” he said in the statement.


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