UNAMID Joint Special Representative visits Central Darfur
On 7 October 2017, UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR), Jeremiah Mamabolo, visited Zalingei, Central Darfur, where he met with the Wali (Governor), of Central Darfur, Mr. Jaffer Abdul Hakam, and members of the State Security Committee. Mr. Mamabolo discussed with them the establishment of a Temporary Operating Base (TOB) in Golo and the future Jebel Marra Task Force.
The JSR also congratulated the government of Sudan on the lifting of the US administration's economic sanctions, which, according to him, represents an opportunity for all Sudanese to work together towards peaceful resolution of the Darfur conflict and an occasion for non- signatory movements to come on board the peace process to achieve lasting peace in Darfur.
On his part, Mr. Abdul Hakam expressed the Government of Sudan's readiness to cooperate with UNAMID and all UN agencies in realizing sustainable peace and development for the Darfuri people and thanked the Mission for its contribution to peace process in the region.
Additionally, Mr. Hakam requested UNAMID's support in the ongoing weapons collection campaign, particularly with regard to safe storage of arms and awareness raising among local communities.
Lt-General Carlos Loitey, Military Adviser, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, accompanied Mr. Mamabolo to the meeting with the Wali and discussed operational issues related to the establishment of UNAMID's temporary base in Golo.