South Sudan minister calls for establishment of inclusive cantonment sites

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September 22, 2016 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese minister has called for
establishment of inclusive cantonment sites as alternative to ending
roadside ambushes by armed opposition groups in the country.

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South Sudan’s former justice minister John Luk Jok (ST/File)

John Luk Jok, Minister of Transport in the transitional government of
national unity said no group should be left out in order to end the
ongoing violent attacks in the country.

“There are still elements that are moving out there. We hope that the
agreement on cantonment also includes them so that we don’t have
anybody carrying guns and terrorizing our people,” said Jok.

Jok, a member of the former detainees, was speaking during an opening
session at which he said many people have fled to the neighbouring
countries due to insecurity and hunger because they have lost
confidence in their government.

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) on Wednesday
launched a two-day workshop for stakeholders in last August’s peace
deal to review security arrangements in Juba.

The peace monitoring body in the country advised participants at the
workshop to not lament on the past, saying discussions will focus on
the UN Security Council resolution on the deployment of a regional
protection force in Juba.

But Jok argued that without including all the armed groups in the
process, security will not improve.


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    23 September 04:47, by choldit

    Luk shld be asking the govt to stop attacking SPLA-io. The issue
of cantonment area which the govt sees as important now is a right
thing in wrong time. Who to put in cantonment now? Govt is in war with
SPLA-io. how can one canton its enemy. President Kiir shld leave SS
alone. That is the only left for him. He is beyond incapability to run
this nation. He shld go!

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