Top security agents calls for quick security forces graduation.
By MERIO JIMMY, Juba
His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit convened a Meeting of the Presidency on Tuesday, 8th of June 2021 in the Office of the President, Juba, South Sudan.
The meeting was conducted in a collegial manner as prescribed by the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan and attended by The First Vice President, H.E. Dr Riek Machar Teny and Their Excellencies Vice Presidents Dr James Wani Igga, Hussein Abdelbagi Akol, Taban Deng Gai and Rebecca Nyandeng De’Mabior.
Also in attendance were The Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs, Hon. Tut Gatluak Manime and The Minister for Presidential Affairs, Hon. Dr Barnaba Marial Benjamin.
The purpose of the Meeting was to discuss Chapter 2 of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan: Permanent Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements.
After thorough deliberation on the Meeting Agenda, and in the interest of peace and stability in the Country, the Meeting of the Presidency resolved as follows:
1. To accelerate the process of graduating the unified forces and developing a unified command;
2. To relocate both government and opposition forces to the cantonment sites for further training;
3. To capacitate the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity in order to strengthen the unity of the people of South Sudan irrespective of their political affiliation; and
4. To extend the Police Graduation Ceremony of Batch 22 Cadet Officers in order to further prepare the necessary requirements for their graduation.
Furthermore, His Excellency President Salva Kiir Mayardit directed the Presidential Advisor on Security Affairs, Hon. Tut Gatluak Manime, to mobilise the necessary logistical support for the unified organised forces.