Yei/Juba, November 30, 2016 (SSNA) — Peace monitors of the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) have finally arrived in Yei town to investigative reports of fighting and ethnically targeted killings.
The announcement came just one day after the team was blocked yesterday by South Sudan’s security agents who told them simply that they were not allowed to enter the town.
“Following recent events in which a CTSAMM team were prevented from travelling to Yei by Government authorities the team have since been allowed to travel to the area after multiple discussions between the CTSAMM leadership and the authorities,” the team said in a statement.
Adding that “The CTSAMM team have now successfully carried out their journey and reached Yei Town today, the 30th November, 2016. The team will now undertake a five-day mission in the area.”
According to Chapter II of ARCSS, CTSAMM is an investigative body tasked to monitor compliance and report directly to the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on the progress of the implementation of the Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements.