On 23-24 May 2018 the Better Migration Management Programme (BMM) facilitated a workshop for the border agencies at Nimule along the border with Uganda. They had operationalised the Ministerial Order No. 09/2015, which established the Integrated Border Management Committee (IBMC). The Ministerial Order calls for the establishment of these committees for all the respective land borders in the Republic of South Sudan, and Nimule Border acts as a pilot because of the level of activities. The workshop brought together fifteen (15) agencies with border roles and functions, such as Immigration, Customs Services, Wildlife and Tourism, Highway traffic police, Interpol (CID), Military Intelligence, and the National Security Services. Apart from law enforcement agencies the 37 participants also consisted of local chiefs and county authorities to ensure host community engagement. The Inspector General of the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS), Gen. Majak Akec Malok officially opened and closed the workshop in his capacity as the chairman of the National Coordination Mechanism and also as Inspector General of police.
- Publication date
- 29 June 2018
- Region and Country
- Regional Horn of AfricaSouth Sudan
- Improved migration management