SSOMA agrees to join CTSAMVM body

SSOMA agrees to join CTSAMVM body
SSOMA leader Paul Malong and President Salva Kiir in a past event. Their parties have received defectors from other political factions. [Photo: Courtesy]

The coalition government and South Sudan Opposition Movement Alliance (SSOMA) have reached an agreement that paves ways for the latter to join the ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

The 2020 Rome Resolution provided for SSOMA to join Ceasefire Transition Security Arrangement Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM) to ensure parties’ adherence to the 2017 Cessation of Hostility Agreement (CoHA).

According to the communique of last week’s technical workshop organised by the Sant’Egidio, leader of Real Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (RSPLM), Gen. Pagan Amum, and the leader of South Sudan United Front/Army (SSUF/A), Gen. Paul Malang, will now nominate their respective members to the mechanism.

“The parties acknowledged that in accordance with paragraph 8.1 of the Rome Resolution, the SSOMA national members shall be represented in CTSAMVM, and shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities accorded to CTSAMVM members in accordance with its Status of Mission Agreement (SOMA) of 2014,” partly read the communique. 

In the communique, SSOMA agreed to fully cooperate with CTSAMVM and designated Gen. Samuel Khamis Lankiri Lado as its contact person with the CTSAMVM secretariat.

Furthermore, parties agreed that SSOMA shall start the inclusion into the CTSAMVM structures beginning from January 1, 2022. Also, CTSAMVM and IGAD shall facilitate the deployment processes and the Community of Sant’Egidio shall supervise the implementation of the workshop’s outcomes.