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South Sudan: CSTAMVM Report (No.1) To RJMEC Plenary 19 November 2018 Addis Ababa (19.11.2018)



Uganda Police Force – Internal Note (16.11.2018)

South Sudan: Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission reconstituted (20.11.2018)



Tuesday, 20, November, 2018, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission reconstituted

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) was reconstituted at a meeting convened on Monday 19 November 2018 by H.E. Dr Ismail Wais, the IGAD Special Envoy to South Sudan.

The Special Envoy commended the IGAD Council of Ministers for their support of the Revitalized Peace Agreement as well as the Government of South Sudan and the Parties for their commitment to the peace process.

JMEC Interim Chairman Ambassador Lt. Gen. Njoroge told the members of the reconstituted JMEC: “This august body is now reconstituted, made more inclusive, and bestowed with significant power and responsibility to monitor the Parties’ and stakeholders’ adherence to the implementation of the revitalized Peace Agreement. I can assert that we have the attention of the region as well as the people of South Sudan, and we must do our utmost to deliver.”

The meeting was attended by the Parties to the Agreement and other stakeholders, comprised of faith-based leaders, eminent personalities, and representatives of women’s groups, the business community, civil society, youth, and academia. Also present were the Regional Guarantors and the International Partners and Friends of South Sudan.

The reconstituted JMEC resolved as follows:

• Welcomed the reconstitution of the reconstituted JMEC by IGAD and expressed deep appreciation to H.E Dr. Ismail Wais, the IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan for his personal contribution that led to the success of the revitalization process;

• Congratulated the Interim Chairman Ambassador Lt. Gen. and all the representatives nominated to the reconstituted JMEC;

• Endorsed the statement of the reconstituted JMEC Interim Chairperson on the status of implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement;

• Commended the Parties for the positive steps taken in the implementation of the Revitalized Peace Agreement, in particular nominations of representatives to the various institutions and mechanisms of the Peace Agreement and for the ongoing confidence building, and encouraged further progress;

• Endorsed the reconstituted JMEC Rules of Procedure 2018;

• Took note of the reports of the UNMISS, National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) and Ceasefire and Transition Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism (CTSAMVM), and thanked the SGSR H.E Mustafa, and the Chairperson of NCAC Mr. Gichira Kibara for the good work and called for the immediate implementation of their recommendations;

• Called upon all parties and stakeholders to observe the permanent ceasefire in all parts of the country without exception and to guarantee unimpeded humanitarian access;

• Commended the outgoing Chairperson of CTSAMVM Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abduljelill for his contribution to the peace process in his tenure and welcomed the new CTSAMVM Chairperson Maj. Gen. Desta Abiche;

• Appealed to the international partners and friends of South Sudan to support implementation of the Pre-Transitional activities of the Revitalized Peace Agreement;

• Called upon the IGAD Office of the Special Envoy to ensure the immediate establishment of the Joint Defense Board, International Boundaries Commission and Technical Boundaries Committee;

• That next reconstituted JMEC meeting should be convened on 12th December 2018 in Juba.

Public Notice from Telecommunication Companies on the Mobile Money Tax (17.11.2018)

MTN implements reduced Mobile Money Tax (17.11.2018)

South Sudan: Sudan Catholic Bishops Conference – Message of Peace (12.11.2018)

Rwanda: P5 letter – “Reference: Follow up of Our letter dated July 20th, 2018” (13.11.2018)

South Sudan – JMEC Progress Report No. 3: On the Implementation Status of the R-ARCSS 2018 (05.11.2018)

South Sudan: SPLM/A-IO – “Re: Relocation of the Headquarters of the National Committee for Humanitarian Affairs to Juba” (11.11.2018)

Opinion: BoU illicit acts was accepted by the regime for decades!

The Bank of Uganda (BoU) have during the last two weeks shown it blatant side and also its frauds to the public. As the acquisitions of failing Banks hasn’t been done with procedures or protocols. They have not acted in good faith. They have acted ill-willed and certainly not considering that their actions would be looked into. As they was the buffer for the state and the Movement itself. While they could monitor and configure the acquisitions of these failing banks.

That the leadership of the BoU are a proof of the how the state are triggering themselves on the common market. It is a rodeo, it is the Wild West, where the biggest head are getting the stakes and hopefully nobody will look into the transactions. That was until the Parliament and the Parliament’s committee on commissions, statutory authorities and state enterprises (Cosase) started to question the acts of the Bank. The realities of how the BoU has acted.

They can not hide it under the rug. This all is happening because the BoU couldn’t explain the transactions and trade-off with the recent Crane Bank. That is why they are looking into Greenland Bank, International Credit Bank, Cooperative Bank, Global Trust Bank and Teefe Bank. The BoU even sold three banks to Ghost Companies not existing, that was based on Mauritius. Which, shows how the leadership have failed their role or if not laundering money for the high above.

As well, as the most striking feature, is not only loosing the documentations for the COASE Committee in the recent takeover. But the evident acts of not having the assets, the inventory or even following any procedures doing so. What is worse, the lack of oversight or even critical eyes by the Parliament or even the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), as these should have seen it coming. They should wonder why securities, the statutes and the banks was sold without the procedures and needed clearances. This to secure the clients and also the assets of the banks.

It is like they have closed into thin-air, in major heists of the elites, where the BoU have used their tools of disposal, to clear the tenant’s and their liabilities without any scrutiny. Clearly that has been the message, as the Banks have been lost, but been transferred to new homes. These homes has gotten the fortunes or their assets without the BoU could tell what they pushed further. Even selling it to companies not existing.

That the BoU have problems are clear, but they are like the state in general. Who has Ghosts everywhere and creates them for a reason. To hustle and create ghosts to earn more on non-existing projects, this has been there as long as Museveni have been president. It is just a proof of illicit and the problems of society in general. BoU is just a mirror of the administration, of the government and the backwards ways to grabbing money, while the honest are thieved.

The BoU have all been wrong, done it horrific and massively underestimated their history, their practices and the realities, which they now suffer. Certainly for a reason. If the President wants to get rid of one of the leaders within the Bank. This is the sort of scandal that clears the house. But these transactions and these sort of activity will not go away. As the elites and the Presidency has accepted this for decades. This has been done since before the millennium.

Therefore, it will be more skeleton released and show more disgraceful acts from the BoU. They have done it, because the regime has earned on it. If not these practices would have been gone long time ago. Then the Special Force Command would have ambushed the Bank and barricaded it. Peace.

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