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German calls for respect for peace agreement

By: Martha David

The German Ambassador to South Sudan has called on political leaders to respect the provisions of the Revitalized Peace Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan.   

Ambassador Manuel Muller said peace in South Sudan was crucial, adding that people in South Sudan should show respect to peace agreement.

He was speaking to Juba Monitor after a closed door meeting with the chairman of the Disarmament, Demobilization and Re-integration Commission yesterday.

“We encourage all the political actors, all the militaries to continue on this way like they already did and speed up the process and to respect all the different provisions of the Revitalized Peace Agreement,” Muller added.

 Ambassador Muller said he has discussed the DDR commission’s plan for the one hundred days and the way forward after formation of the next unity government. 

The Chairman of Disarmament, Demobilization and Re- integration Commission (DDR) Lt. Gen. Ayuen Alier said the commission was witnessing the actual disarmament.

He said the commission was prepared alongside with the other mechanisms that are doing the disarmament to make sure the activities were carried out.

Gen. Alier encouraged the ex-combatants as life is not only about guns, saying there was always an alternative.

Deputy Chairperson for DDR Commission Regina Joseph Kaba said peace needs active work to make sure those who are not qualified don’t join the unified forces.

She said these people need counseling so as to give the opportunities to have peaceful South Sudan. 

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