Parties to the revitalized agreement signed the implementation matrix roadmap for the establishment of unified command structure and other security arrangements.
The positions allocated to the parties have not been revealed. The presidential advisor on national security affairs Tut Gatluak says the allocation would be announced soon.
The proposal Sudan initiated is expected to end the stalemate between the parties in the past week. The parties’ leaders, including President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar, and Husein Abdelbagi, witnessed the signing ceremony in Juba on Sunday.
Hon. Tut Gatluak says they have completed the allocations of positions in the military and other security organs, and graduation of forces at cantonment areas will immediately start.
“We agreed to release the timetable for the graduation of forces within one week from now and start the training of another batch. We have divided all the positions in the army and other security organs in the country with all parties in the peace agreement,” he said.
He reiterated his government’s commitment to implement peace and promote development in South Sudan.
The minister of mining, Hon. Martin Abucha, who signed on behalf of SPLM in opposition, said the signing of the agreement is a significant milestone to ensure peace prevails.
“Most important is not about the signing but the implementation of those articles. We must implement what we said. The people of South Sudan expect us to do that urgently,” said Abucha.
Mr. Abucha emphasized the need to end the confrontation to move the country forward. “We need the attacks to stop so that our people can return to their homes. This country needs all of us”, he said.
Sudan pledged to monitor the implementation of the security arrangement to ensure there is peace in South Sudan.