05/104/2023-Juba, South Sudan-CTSAMVM convened an extraordinary board meeting in Juba on Tuesday.
The meeting discussed the continued challenges facing the mechanism, particularly the financial status of the national monitors.
CTSAMVM Chairperson, Lt Gen Asrat Denero Amad said that CTSAMVM remains severely constrained in monitoring the ceasefire due to an ongoing strike by the National Monitors.
He, however, noted that CTSAMVM leadership has made all efforts to encourage Parties to direct their National Monitors to return to work as the mechanism continues to work together to resolve the issue.
During the meeting, the Head of Development and Cooperation/ Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Juba, Riko Kato said that Japan will extend financial support to the mechanism.
She said that Japan will provide 300,000 USD to CTSAMVM to support the national monitor’s allowance.
Lt General Asrat expressed gratitude to the Japanese Government, and in particular, the Japanese Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, for the unwavering support rendered to CTSAMVM.
Japan last month extended financial support to CTSAMVM to reduce the acute budget deficit that the mechanism is currently facing.