KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - The United nations African Union peace keeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Wednesday contributed to Sudan’s efforts seeking to contain the spread of COVID-19, by provision of a number of vehicles, power generators and refrigerating units.
In a ceremony held via CCTV, UNAMID said that as part of its continuous support to the Government of Sudan in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, its Joint Special Representative /Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM) Jeremiah Mamabolo, gifted five serviceable 4x4 vehicles, four high-capacity power generators and a refrigerator container unit to the Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Akram Ali Eltom.
During the virtual handover ceremony, Mr. Mamabolo commended the arduous efforts exerted by the Federal Ministry of health, the World Health Organization and the International community in fighting the Pandemic. He also praised the Sudanese doctors, nurses and other health workers for their bravery and sacrifice to save lives.
“Today, as part of our joint partnership with the Government, UNAMID is pleased to handover this gift to the Federal Ministry of Health, to enhance the Government of Sudan’s preparedness in tackling the potential impact of COVID-19 on the population,” Mr. Mamabolo was quoted in a press release as stressing.
He pointed out that against this backdrop, he re-echoed the Secretary General’s appeal for cessation of hostilities and allow for collaborative effort as the world gears itself to fight this COVID-19 menace.
The UNAMID official has reiterated his call on all parties to the Sudan conflict to see reason to join the peace process in Juba for a comprehensive agreement that would foster genuine and speedy nation building.
The statement said Mamabolo further extended his appreciation to the Government of Sudan for its continued efforts to respond to the needs of its citizens. He also commended the WHO and other UN Country Team members for their unfettered support to the national authorities in fulfilling its responsibilities towards the people of Sudan.
On his part, Sudan’ Federal Minister of Health commended UNAMID’s support to his Ministry and the TGoS in their war against the spread of COVID-19 and their effort to protect everyone in Sudan from the ravages of the pandemic.
“Today’s contribution from UNAMID is another landmark in the Mission’s endeavor to support us in protecting our population during these critical times where we are working in tandem with the international community to combat COVID-19,” Dr. Akram Ali Eltom was quoted as saying.
“UNAMID has worked in partnership with us at the federal level and at the state levels to support the Darfur population over the years and during these difficult times. For that we are grateful,” he added.
He expressed his hope that today’s contribution would be the start of the support that Sudan was getting from the AU-UN and other partners and that it would continue as the government of the Sudan continues to scale up its fight against COVID-19 and other epidemics such as Malaria in order to provide the healthcare standards Sudanese people deserve.
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