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Joint Border Commission meeting kicks off in Juba

By John Agok

Joint Border Commission (JDC) Committee for its 9th meeting yesterday kicked off in a submission offinalizing work plan and sensitization of budget and report writing.

The four-day meeting was a Continuation of Khartoum meeting of 14TH -17TH June 2021 in Al Salam Hotel, the Sub-committee for sensitization is expected to present a Comprehensive report that ensued from deliberation on Position Paper by JDC South Sudan.

Michael Makuei Lueth who made the remarks on behalf of South Sudan Co-Chair revealed that, JBC was yet to submit it comprehensive report on sensitization Budget and workp lan program.

He cautioned the Committee to continue deliberating on modalities to reach people on the ground for consultation, and also to engage people across the border by establishing one center for consultation and sensitization.

“We are yet to have a comprehensive report from JBC and we still have divided report which cannot suit properly. We need a comprehensive one detailing budgeting and roadmap on how to reach people on the ground for sensitization”, he said.

Lueth cautioned the Committee to have wider consultation expected to commence at principles level.

“We want to go to the ground then meeting only in Juba, despite insecurity challenge at the borders. We can establish a center across the border and start sensitizing the people”.

Nevertheless, the opening remark from the Head of AU Mission in South Sudan and among other dignitaries was confirmed.

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