South Sudan, Sudan reinforce security along border
South Sudan and Sudan will beef up security along border areas as part of efforts to facilitate safe movement of goods and service as well as stamp out illicit activities, a presidential advisor disclosed.
JUBA/KHARTOUM – South Sudan and Sudan will beef up security along border areas as part of efforts to facilitate safe movement of goods and service as well as stamp out illicit activities, a presidential advisor disclosed.
South Sudan’s presidential advisor on security, Tut Gatluak Manime said the Joint Political Security Mechanism (JPSC) will convene in Juba to discuss a joint strategy in the coming days.
“In coming days, the leaders of the security organs from the Republic of Sudan and our beautiful country, the Republic South Sudan will meet to discuss joint strategy to deal with cross border matters. It will be at the level of the Joint Political Security Mechanism,” explained Manime.
He added, “This will be a big boost to trade and movement of our people, those going to sedan and those returning home to participate in the development since has come. There is no more war”.
The presidential aide said insecurity remains a big challenge to development and safety people in the young nation, citing a recent incident in which armed groups killed a county commissioner in Unity State.
The killing of Mayom county commissioner, his bodyguards and family members, was blamed on Unity State government’s inability to govern.
On Monday, South Sudan’s Council of States summoned Unity State Governor Joseph Monytuil to answer questions on insecurity incidents in the state and the execution of rebel officers in Mayom County early this month.
The legislators listened to the governor after which they passed a vote of no confidence against him. The resolution of the Council of States, the upper house of the national legislature, gave the governor two options to relinquish power. The vote asked him to either tender his resignation or be fired through a presidential decree for failing to control state insecurity.
However, the president did not immediately react to the decision of the Council of States, reconstituted under the September 2018 peace agreement.
The Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan mandates the Council of States to request statements from governors and national ministers, regarding the effective implementation of the decentralized system and devolution of powers and any other issues related to the states.
A decision to remove the governor depends on the decision of the party which nominated him. Monytuil was a nominee of the ruling party (SPLM).
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