Posted by: africanpressorganization | 5 December 2008

Sudan / More communities in Darfur benefit from UNAMID quick impact projects



Sudan / More communities in Darfur benefit from UNAMID quick impact projects


EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, December 5, 2008/African Press Organization (APO)/ — African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) efforts to alleviate the plight of the people of Darfur continues to yield results as cheques worth US$303,000 were yesterday presented to representatives of the Parents Teachers Association in El Fasher, North Darfur, under the Mission’s Quick Impact Project (QIP) program. Quick Impact Projects are small and easy to implement projects with a maximum cost of US$25,000 and with a fast visible impact in the local community where they are established.


Presenting the checks to twenty-two implementing partners for the projects, UNAMID Principal Deputy Joint Representative (PDJSR), Mr. Henry Anyidoho, stated that “the objective of this type of projects is to benefit the population in Darfur in an immediate but lasting way…UNAMID hopes that the projects helps to bring the mission and the communities it is here to serve closer together.”


The PDJSR recounted that this year alone, UNAMID implemented 99 Quick Impact Projects, worth more than US$ 2 Million, out of which 55 focused on education, noting that education was crucial for the furtherance and enhancement of development in the region.


Telling them to be accountable, Mr. Anyidoho promised that he would personally go round from time to time to inspect the projects and ensure that implementing partners faithfully execute the projects for which funds were released.


In his remarks, the representative of the Minister of Education, Mr. Ibrahim Habib, expressed delight at UNAMID initiative of rehabilitating projects in the communities in Darfur, adding that it would no doubt endear the mission to the people and improve their life.


Several projects have been executed across Darfur under UNAMID Quick Impact Program. They include rehabilitation of schools and provision of basic school furniture, supplies and educational material. Others include enhancement of water services and water purification facilities as well as rehabilitation of medical facilities and acquisition of basic medical equipment and supplies.

SOURCE : United Nations – African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID)


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