The South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) is informing its entire membership, supporters, South Sudanese at large and the International Community that it has together with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) signed Rome Resolution on Monitoring and Verification of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA), December 2017 under the auspices of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
The signing of the resolution effectively puts two parties in agreement that SSOMA become a member of CTSAMVM (Ceasefire and Transitional Arrangements Security Monitoring and Verification Mechanism), a group originally set up to monitor compliance by the signatory Parties and armed groups to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in Addis Ababa in 2008.
With a heavy heart, deep sorrow and grief the leadership of the National Salvation Front (NAS) informs the general public, supporters and all units of the tragic loss of the revolutionary freedom fighter, Gen Lukudu Lo Yosea and two of his guards, who got martyred while on active duty striving for their people and country, in a tragic boat accident.
What is needed is not just an agreement but a platform, a method of making agreements and keeping them. Inclusivity must be one of the pillars. Without everyone who can contribute to the peace process, there is no possibility of long-term solutions. Inclusivity is a must. True inclusivity recognizes that others hold some power and, especially, that they hold the key to future cooperation.