Abyei 7/12/2019 UNISFA
As part of various Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) undertaken in Abyei, UNISFA handed over a newly constructed Joint Peace Committee (JPC) Correctional Complex to the JPC leaders during a ceremony conducted at Amiet Market on 02 December 2019.
The event was attended by Brigadier General Mulu Gebrehiwot, Deputy Force commander, UNISFA; Ms. Mary Gahonzire, UNPOL Deputy Commissioner-General of Police; local community leaders;officials of traditional court and other JPC and UNISFA representatives.
The JPC is a local organization comprising of volunteers from the two main communities i.e., the Ngok Dinkas and the Misseriyas, however, it has its own limitations and challenges due to the existing void in local administrative structures. As part of its mandate, the UNISFA UNPOL mentors and advises the JPC on law and order as well as Human Rights issues and also trains the volunteers who are part of the JPC.
The Guest of Honour, Brigadier General Mulu Gebrehiwot, in his address, thanked the local community leaders for their commitment to peace and assured UNISFA’s continued support in ensuring safety and security of people.
The complex was officially handed over by Deputy Commissioner-General of Police, Ms Mary Gahonzire to JPC leaders of both communities.
The JPC leaders thanked UNISFA for its efforts towards maintaining peace and security in the region.
Photos by TCC/ Sgt Mengetsu