Quick impact projects: UNMISS to finance renovation of police station and court building in Malakal

Report
from UN Mission in South Sudan
Published on 19 Mar 2017 View Original

NYANG TOUCH

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, and its implementing partners, the South Sudan Development Agency SSUDA and the Humanitarian and Development Consortium HDC, have launched a Quick Impact Project (QIP) to renovate Malakal’s police station and the Malakal city council court.

The project, financed by UNMISS at the cost of 47,000 USD, will equip and prioritize the Government’s organs of rule of law and will provide more than 100,000 citizens with improved access to legal services. The work is expected to be completed in five weeks.

The renovations will include the refurbishment of the buildings of the court and the police station, but also of the interior offices to bring them up to habitable standards. Both buildings were fully destroyed by the conflict-related violence that has been plaguing the city.

In his remarks at the project launch, the governor of Central Upper Nile State, James Tor Monybuony, expressed his appreciation of the financial role of UNMISS and emphasized that his government is doing all it can to reinstate the rule of law and sustain the relative peace which has been achieved.

Jens Kristensen, Acting Head of the UNMISS Field Office in Malakal, gave an overview of the QIPs this year and urged the government to sustain peace in the state so that development partners can resume their support of communities in terms of livelihood projects.