National
IGAD teams commence operations in South Sudan
Publish Date: Apr 11, 2014
IGAD teams commence operations in South Sudan
South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

Monitoring and Verification Teams (MVTs) set up under the auspices of the IGAD-led mediation process have officially commenced operations.

The teams to monitor the implementation of Cessation of Hostilities (COH) are a result of an agreement signed by the Government of the Republic of South Sudan and the SPLM/A-in Opposition, on January 23, 2014.

The first team was deployed to Bor, in Jonglei State on April 1 followed by similar deployments in Bentiu (in Unity State) on 5 April.

Deployment to Malakal (in Upper Nile State) is projected on 15 April. There is also a plan to deploy more teams to Nassir, Akobo and other areas in the near future.

The teams are coordinated through a Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (MVM) that is provided for in the COH Agreement and overseen by a Joint Technical Committee (JTC) comprising representatives of the Parties to the conflict, IGAD member States, the African Union, the United Nations and IGAD Partners.

The Committee that is headquartered in Juba reports directly to the IGAD Special Envoys that are leading the South Sudan Mediation Process.

The JTC and MVTs will execute their mandated tasks as per the COH agreement including assessing, monitoring, investigating, verifying and reporting allegations of violations against the COH submitted by the parties, civilian authorities and communities and other sources.

As an impartial and transparent mission, the MVM is focused on supporting the efforts of the IGAD Special Envoys to find a peaceful and sustainable solution to the crisis in South Sudan.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Amuru district: 300 land disputes in one week
Over 300 land disputes have been recorded in the northern Uganda district of Amuru during a five-day free legal service week....
Judiciary introduces plea bargain sessions
The judiciary is in the process of introducing plea bargain practice directions in criminal justice mainly to decongest prisons....
EA media managers want reforms in journalism curriculum
Media managers in East Africa have asked journalism training institutions in the region to consider changing the curriculum from one which focuses on theories to a skill-based approach....
UPDF mourns Congolese general
The UPDF is mourning the death of their Congolese comrade, Maj. Gen. Ambamba Bahuma, who has been instrumental in fighting the Uganda rebel Allied Democratic Front (ADF) in North Kivu Province Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)...
New test fast-tracks diagnosis for malaria
A new invention can cheaply and accurately diagnose malaria infection in just a few minutes using only a droplet of blood....
Man arrested for blocking enumeration exercise
A peasant farmer is in police custody in Lira for allegedly interrupting the ongoing national population and housing census....
Do you think banning the sale of single cigarette sticks will help regulate tobacco production?
yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter