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October 29, 2018

MVT JUBA Engages Liria County Communities

Over 70 participants have attended community engagement workshop organized in Liria County on 19 October 2018 by CTSAMVM’s Juba MVT.

The aim of the workshop was to promote the South Sudan Peace Agreements and CTSAMVM mandate.

Liria workshop in progress

An overview of all agreements including the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoH), the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS), the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of Civilians and Humanitarian Access (ACoH), and the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) was presented. Implementation and Enforcement Mechanisms of the peace deal and Sexual Gender Based Violence were also covered.

Diverse groups of all the three payams of Liria County including county officials, political groups, National Security and Police representatives, Chiefs and church leaders attended the workshop. The County Commissioner Hitler Roberto Abili not only opened and closed the workshop but also attended it throughout.

Liria County Commissioner opening the workshop

The participants raised some of the problems they are facing like insecurity leading to killing, rape, abduction, robbery, and extortion of people on the main supply road from Nesitu to Liria town. They urged the full implementation of the agreement by all signatories to bring an end to the suffering of the people.

The team received many positive feedback from the participants. Women participants requested MVT Juba to hold a separate workshop exclusively devoted to gender issues.

MVT Juba Team Leader, Col. Omer Basharri thanked the County officials and the people for their assistance and participation in the workshop and requested all the participants to pass the message they received to other members of the community who were not present in the workshop.

Liria County in what is called Jubek State has a population of 28,000 people living in three payams and engaged in rearing of goats and sheep, farming and small businesses.

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CTSAMVM is an institute of the Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS) signed by the Government and SPLM/A-IO in August 2015.