Intrepid South Sudan Commends Deployment of Necessary Unified Forces in Malakal
Intrepid South Sudan (ISS), a non-governmental, non-profit civil society organization, issued a press statement expressing appreciation for the deployment of the Necessary Unified Forces (NUF) in Malakal by the Joint Defence Board, National Transitional Committee, and the Unity Government.
The deployment of 750 men and women of the NUF in Malakal is seen as a significant step towards enhancing security in Upper Nile State, particularly in the cantonment sites across the country.
ISS recognizes that the organized forces have been facing a lack of or inadequate basic services, which has led to many of them leaving their stations in search of these essential needs, including healthcare, food, and support for their families.
To prevent a recurrence of this situation among the deployed forces, ISS calls on the government to prioritize the provision of essential basic services within their barracks. This will contribute to their well-being and ensure their ability to fulfill their duties effectively.
ISS acknowledges the progress made with the deployment in Malakal and urges the government to ensure that the remaining 2,000 trained and graduated forces are equally deployed.
This comprehensive deployment is crucial for neutralizing subnational violence and narrowing the existing insecurity gap across the country.
The press statement emphasizes the importance of this undertaking, particularly in the context of the ongoing peace transitional processes, including the forthcoming elections in 2024. ISS urges the government to give priority to the deployment of trained forces to contribute to the country’s overall security and stability.
Intrepid South Sudan (ISS) is a renowned civil society organization dedicated to advocating for human rights, democratic governance, the rule of law, and addressing climate change. Their work includes research, capacity-building, early warning systems, emergency interventions, advocacy, and activism.