UNAMID Constructs Native Administration House in El Fasher, North Darfur
On 27 March 2016, UNAMID`s Civil Affairs Section handed over a newly constructed building, consisting of a meeting hall, two offices and a latrine, to the native administration executive office, in El Fasher, North Darfur. The project, funded by the Mission through its Quick Impact Projects programme, aims to strengthen the capacity of the native administration to actively participate in building social peace in Darfur. The event was attended by government officials, representatives of the Legislative Council, government military and police, members of the native administration and UAMID staff.
Chief Civil Affairs Section Mr. Guang Cong explained that the native administration is playing an important role in building social peace and addressing inter-communal conflicts in Darfur. He commended the close collaboration between UNAMID, local authorities and the native administration and explained that the Mission and the native administration have made joint efforts to support mediation and reconciliation of inter-communal conflicts across Darfur. “As part of the Mission’s mandate, UNAMID, jointly with the native administration, have supported initiatives to reinforce peaceful relationships among farmers and herders in Darfur,” stated Mr. Cong.
Representative of Wali (Governor) of North Darfur state Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdelhafeez commended UNAMID for its continued support to the Darfuri people in North Darfur, particularly in strengthening the social fabric, and pointed out the importance of empowering the native administration to reach out all communities in Darfur. He also thanked the Mission for supporting the native administration in Darfur.
The speaker of the legislative council, North Darfur state Issa Mohamed Abdallah thanked UNAMID for constructing the native administration house and stated that the Mission can play a vital role to support peace and development in Darfur. He also praised the native administration role in building social peace and dialogue.
On his part, Alnazir Alsadig Abass Daw Albaeit, Head of the Native Administration Executive Office, North Darfur, called upon all parties to support the native administration programs and plans to achieve peace and stability in Darfur. “The native administration members will be messengers of peace in Darfur and they are ready to promote reconciliation among local communities, “stated Mr. Albaeit. He also called upon the non-signatory movements to join peace talks to achieve lasting peace in Darfur.
The native administration members thanked UNAMID for its support and expressed their readiness to promote social peace among local communities in Darfur.