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RJMEC: security arrangements major obstacle to RARCISS

By Richard Sultan

The Interim Chairman of the Re-constituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (RARCISS) Maj. Gen. (rtd) Charles Gituai has said implementing the security arrangements in the pact remains the major stumbling block in its progress.

He made the remarks yesterday after briefing Presidential Advisor Kostello Garang Ring on the progress of the implementation of the deal.

“There has been progress in the implementation of the other chapters of the agreement with exception of the security arrangement most notably the graduation of the unified forces”, Gituai said.

On his part, Presidential Advisor Garang reiterated the governments commitment in the implementation of the revitalized agreement.

“We are committed to see this pact fully implemented and that is why I asked Mr. Gituai to brief me on the progresses they have made so far before I embark on a tour of the West to mobilize resources for a speedy implementation of the pact”, Garang said without specifying how he intends to mobilize the resources.

The R-ARCSS is an agreement that seeks to revive the ARCSS of August 2015, which had temporarily ended the first civil war of South Sudan that broke out on 13 December 2013. Between August 2015 and June 2016, the ARCSS played a noticeable role in constraining the key parties to the conflict from engaging in confrontations, until July 2016 when conflict ensued.

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