Central Equatoria State, News

UNMISS pledges to consolidate peace, development

By Aweye Teddy Onam


United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reaffirmed its commitment to consolidate peace and development efforts in the state.

UNMISS Head of Field Office for Central Equatoria State, Mrs. Njoki Kinyanjui, said UNMISS will continue to support sustainable peace and development.

UNMISS also commits to state government’s efforts to fast track the return of refugees and internally displaced persons to their respective areas of origin ahead of 2024 general elections.

The UNMISS Head of state Field Office was meeting Governor Emmanuel Adil Anthony as part of her monthly update, in Juba yesterday.

She said UNMISS will support the state leadership to realization its full blueprint.

“This morning, I had a meeting with the Honourable Governor of Central Equatorial. This is one of the monthly meetings that UNMISS normally has with the Governor,” said Mrs. Njoki.

“In this meeting, we updated the Governor on the plans that we have, especially under the quick impact programmes in terms of construction, support for infrastructure, and basic support for the Central Equatorial blueprint,” she continued.

Mrs.  Njoki also discussed political aspects with the governor, especially on his performance, where she applauded Adil for appointing a female mayor.

“We also had a discussion on political issues, and the Governor updated us on all the efforts that he’s putting in place in terms of peace, security, and development, and we lauded the Governor for appointing a new woman mayor,” Njoki noted.

“I think this is an important juncture in the leadership of Juba County, and we look forward to continuing to work with the Central Equatorial State as well as the mayor,” she added.

Meanwhile, governor also reiterated his government’s commitment to work closely with UNMISS to advance some of the state’s immediate efforts.

According to Adil, the return of refugees and IDPs is one of the strategic directions of the government’s efforts to consolidate sustainable peace and development.

Governor Adil also applauded UNMISS leadership for its tremendous role in consolidating supporting government in peacekeeping, civil-military relations, and strengthening the rule of law, with emphasis on construction of police stations.

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