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Weapons mandatory for next batch of unified forces -Barnaba

Author: Staff Writer | Published: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Unified troops at Alelo training centre Upper Nile State - credit | courtesy

The unity government has declared as mandatory for the second batch of soldiers from the various peace parties to report with their weapons to the cantonment sites.

The decision was reached during the presidency meeting on Friday.

According to the Presidential Affairs Minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, the presidency resolved that the soldiers expected to report to cantonment sites must carry their guns.

Failure to do so, the individuals will be turned back.

“Those who are going for the second time to join the cantonment sites, those armed groups from various parties, should be sped up,” Mr. Marial announced.

“Those who will be going to the cantonment sites will only be accepted when they come with their weapons,” he added.

The 2018 peace agreement provides for training, graduation, and the deployment of 83, 000 unified forces from the various peace parties across the country.

In a separation resolution, the presidency recommended the deployment of recently graduated forces to mainly hot spot areas in the country.

So far, more than twenty thousand of the unified forces have graduated, pending their deployment in November by the extended peace implementation roadmap.

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