Juba, December 13, 2016 (SSNA) — The deputy chairman of the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge says during the second Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) cantonment workshop that all parties to the ongoing civil war must be part of the peace process.
“…Inclusivity means that all parties to join the cantonment and the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) process peacefully and ensuring genuine representation of the national character in all transformed institutions,” he said.
Njoroge admits that cantonment of South Sudan’s rival forces is not easy and warned of challenges ahead.
“Cantonment of forces in not an easy task. We have many challenges ahead to ensure that cantonment is a success and moves the peace process forward in the coming months. The cantonment will require the combined efforts of the Transitional Government of National Unity, regional and international partners,” Njoroge told the audience.
JMEC added that the event is aimed at finalizing its plans and activities to begin cantonment operations.
The workshop was attended by South Sudanese Defense minister Kuol Manyang Juuk, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Lomoro, foreign diplomats, among others.
The Joint Military Ceasefire Commission is created by Chapter II, Article 3.3 of the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), and is responsible for oversight and coordination of the cantonment process.