RJMEC Chairperson Calls For Hard Work And Commitment For Peace Agreement To Succeed

The Interim Chairperson of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC), has called for hard work from the members for the Peace Agreement to succeed.

RJMEC Chairperson Calls For Hard Work And Commitment For Peace Agreement To Succeed

By Ojwe Lumara

JUBA, 13 DECEMBER 2018 [Gurtong
]-“The success of the Peace Agreement lies in the hard work and commitment of all those who have given their time and effort in the name of peace in South Sudan. I hope the people of this country will soon begin to enjoy the peace dividends,” said Interim Chairperson Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge.

At the meeting, the reconstituted JMEC presented its report to the Board members, including representatives of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU), South Sudanese Stakeholders, IGAD member States, the UN, the Troika (US, UK, Norway), China, EU and the International Partners Forum.

It was the second Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) Plenary meeting held in Juba on Wednesday following the reconstitution of JMEC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month.

Interim Chairperson Lt. Gen Ambassador Njoroge told the participants that “ending the suffering of the people of South Sudan is not a sound bite to be repeated endlessly – it is the most legitimate goal we aspire to.”

He appreciated the general progress and momentum made in the implementation of the Peace Agreement, commending the role played by the National Pre–Transitional Committee (NPTC).

Ambassador Njoroge also commended the progress reported on the reconstitution of all the transitional security arrangements.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of these security institutions, especially the Joint Defence Board (JDB). While meeting within the confines of Juba or another regional capital is one thing, the complete silencing of guns throughout the entire country is needed for us to be able to talk of sustainable peace.”  Amb Njoroge said.

As Christmas nears, he said, “I call upon all Parties to continue reaching out to one another, engage in more confidence building measures, and I also appeal for any prisoners of war and political detainees not yet released to be freed.”

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) was reconstituted under terms decreed in Chapter Seven of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), signed on 12th September 2018 in Addis Ababa.

The reconstituted JMEC is responsible for overseeing the work of Ceasefire and Transitional Security Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC), Economic and Financial Management Authority (EFMA), and other transitional institutions created by the revitilised Agreement.

 

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