After handing medals to the monitors, the guest of honor, Michael Morrow, Deputy Head of Mission at the US Embassy in South Sudan described the monitors as professionals, very brave, dedicated with the eyes and ears of the entire world on what is happening in South Sudan. “If it were not for the fine job that you do in dangerous conditions, the world would not know what is happening and that the world would not be working as hard as we are working now to try and help the peace process go forward,” he noted.
CTSAMM Chairman, Maj. General Ibrahim Abdeljellil on the occasion thanked the monitors for accomplishing their mission of monitoring and reporting on the ceasefire and transitional security arrangements which he said is “important to peace and the people of South Sudan”. The Chairman said CTSAMM’s role in enabling peace under the Peace Agreement was made even more critical with the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACOH).
The 16 of its monitors who completed their tour of duty are from Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Rwanda.
CTSAMM also recently deployed 19 new monitors to some hotspots of South Sudan.