On 26 January 2016, as part of its mandate to build capacities within the local populations of Darfur, UNAMID, as part of its Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) programme, handed over five cheques amounting to a total of $ 132,928.11 to its local implementing partners in East Darfur.
According to Tahir Cevik, Civil Affairs, UNAMID Sector East, the money forms part of the first instalment for the construction of a Peace Centre in Abu Karinka; a Peace Conference Hall at the Omdurman Islamic University in El Daein; two classrooms, an office and toilet facilities in Muhajeria; as well as a Basic Health Care Unit in Abu Jabra.
Addressing the occasion, Landing Badjie, Head of Office, UNAMID Sector East, reiterated UNAMID's determination to assist local communities across Darfur.
He also urged the implementing partners to ensure the completion of the construction work in a timely fashion and called on local authorities to ensure that the projects are monitored in collaboration with the Mission.
On his part, Mr. Ibrahim Ali, Commissioner, Humanitarian Aid Commission, East Darfur, thanked the Mission for its support to such initiatives and guaranteed collaboration and coordination from state authorities.
Additionally, He pledged to work closely with the QIPs Secretariat and form a joint monitoring team to raise awareness among local authorities and community leaders about these ongoing projects so as to avoid duplication of work.