Government of Sudan hands over land for the establishment of a UNAMID temporary operating base in Golo, Central Darfur
On 28 January 2018, UNAMID Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, officially received a suitable location allocated by the Government of Sudan for the establishment of the Mission’s temporary operating base in Golo, Jebel Marra, Central Darfur. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the Central Jebel Marra Locality Commissioner’s office in Golo by Lameck Kawiche, Head of Office, UNAMID Sector Central, on behalf of UNAMID, and by the Wali (Governor) of Central Darfur, Ja’afar Abdul Hakam Ishaq, on behalf of the Sudanese government.
Speaking at the ceremony, JSR Mamabolo, thanked the Government of Sudan and the Wali of Central Darfur for their support in implementing the Mission’s mandate as delineated by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2363.
Mr. Mamabolo added that UNAMID and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) will work together on community-based and development-oriented projects in the Jebel Marra area, in accordance to the Mission’s peacekeeping and stabilization goals. “UNAMID aims to start constructing the temporary base in Golo immediately,” said the JSR.
On his part, Mr. Ishaq urged the Mission to support existing law enforcement and judicial institutions in the area and reiterated the Government’s commitment to facilitate UNAMID’s activities in the Jebel Marra region.