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Gov’t accepts SPLM-IO 20 PKM-20 RPG demand

Author : | Published: Friday, April 22, 2016

The government has accepted the compromise proposal on arrangements for the return of Dr Riek Machar made by the regional and international members of JMEC.

On Thursday, SPLM-IO demanded be allowed to transport from Gambella 20 PKM machine guns and 20 RPG rocket launchers, in addition to the individual weapons of the 195 accompanying personnel.

“I welcome this concession by the Government, following yesterday’s acceptance by the SPLM/A (IO) of the compromise proposal,” said JMEC Chairman Festus Mogae in a statement.

“It is now vital that the First Vice President-designate returns to Juba tomorrow and the Transitional Government of National Unity is formed immediately upon his arrival. No further delay is tolerable.”

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