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RJMEC Chairperson, Maj. Gen. Charles Tai Gituai [Photo by Awan Achiek]

National ceasefire monitors down tools over non-payment of 10 months arrears

The national ceasefire monitors serving with the CTSAMVM have laid down their tools due to the non-payment of 10 months allowances.

This was revealed on Thursday by Maj Gen. Charles Tai Gituai, Chairman of the Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC)- the body monitoring the 2018 revitalized peace deal during the RJMEC meeting in Juba

“With regards to CTSAMVM, it is disappointing that its Monitoring and Verification Teams are unable to operate as per their mandate due to the non-payment of 10 months’ allowances of the National Monitors, which has led to their boycott,” Charles said.

In 2021, the government took over the responsibility of paying the nationals on the ceasefire monitoring teams.

The government disbursed $295,200 to CTSAMVM to clear arrears of its national monitors after the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) -body which mediated the peace deal declined to pay South Sudan nationals on ceasefire teams.

Charles urged the government to pay its nationals working with CTSAMVM.

“I therefore appeal to the RTGoNU to immediately provide funds for the payment of CTSAMVM’s national monitors and the national members of all the agreement mechanisms,” Gituai said. He said the members of the other security mechanisms such as National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) and the Judicial Reform Commission (JRC) have also not been facilitate

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