JUBA, June 11, (Xinhua/GNA) - South Sudan on Tuesday said it is making significant
progress toward the cantonment and unification of forces due to availability of
Akol, head of the Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) said their work
has been supported with two million U.S. dollars which will cater for welfare
of soldiers that are already being prepared for screening before assembling in
the cantonment areas at various counties.
we lagged behind due to unavailability of financial resources. However, after
release of the two million dollars by National Pre-Transitional Committee
(NPTC) JMCC has managed to defuse the notion that the mechanism lacks capacity
to fulfill its mission," Akol told journalists in Juba.
He said the
peace implementation process has witnessed significant progress, and added that
the availability of these funds will help the JMCC to fulfill its role at the
levels of the states and counties as provided for under the revitalized peace
of the cantonment verification assessment teams is progressing very well and
will tender a comprehensive report to enable us to move equipment for
establishment of temporary shelters and stores for food, and weapon
storage," Akol said.
He also said
the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification
Mechanism (CTSAMVM) has already provided them with some movable stores in form
of containers for storage purposes.
very grateful to the Joint Defense Board (JDB) and the NPTC for their
commitment to help us achieve this particular project in time," added
that CTSAMVM has accepted to help establish the first cantonment model that can
be used as an example for the rest of the cantonment sites.
expectant that the project will start immediately after redeployment of the
Area Joint Military Ceasefire Committee (AJMCC) and Joint Military Ceasefire
Teams (JMCTs)," he said.
descended into civil war in late 2013 and the conflict has created one of the
fastest growing refugee crises in the world. The UN estimates that about four
million South Sudanese have been displaced internally and externally.