Germany to give €6m to South Sudan peace monitors
Germany has announced a pledge of €1 million for the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) in South Sudan and €5 million for the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM).
JMEC, headed by former President Festus Mogae of Botswana, is tasked with overseeing implementation of the peace agreement signed last August. A group of mostly military ceasefire monitors, CTSAMM, reports to JMEC.
Germany's embassy in Juba announced in a press statement today that he support to JMEC will help “promote the implementation of the peace agreement and the transitional mechanisms at all levels.”
It will also “improve the capacity of JMEC to carry out its tasks,” reads the statement.
Additionally, the German government will also sign an agreement with the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism, pledging €5 million, or about 5.6 million USD, to supervise the ceasefire and security arrangements, “as well as strategies to reduce and reform the armed forces in South Sudan.”
“The German Cooperation agency GIZ will implement the German contribution and participate as a financial controller in both projects,” the embassy disclosed.
Photos: President Festus Mogae (above) and German Ambassador to South Sudan Johannes Lehne (below)