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RPF cleared for deployment

Author : | Published: Thursday, July 20, 2017

The government has cleared the regional protection force for deployment in Juba, the minister of Cabinet Affairs has told Eye Radio.

Fourteen top Commanders of the RPF have been in the country since March as part of the deployment process.

Earlier, Dr Martin Elia Lomoro said their forces had been allocated land by the Jubek state government, along Yei road.

“We have done our part and we just wait for whatever is required of us,” Dr Lomoro said during an interview.

The 4000-strong force is expected to arrive in Juba “at the end of the month”.

The force is mandated to protect key installations such as the Juba airport, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance, and use all means to protect civilians.

The RPF is also authorized to use militarily means to respond to armed groups deemed to be attacking the other.

It was supposed to be deployed before the end of last year, but the process delayed.

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