Major Infrastructure Handover to Lakes State

07 Jun 2013

7 June 2013, Juba: UNDP’s Community Security and Arms Control (CSAC) project is organizing a major handover of conflict-sensitive infrastructure, including one police station, seven police posts, 12 boreholes, a prison courtyard, and solar power/radio communication equipment to the Government of Lakes State at 9.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 18 June 2013, at Abien-Ajok Police Post, Rumbek. 

Following CSAC-supported community consultations conducted in 55 counties across six states, a number of issues were identified as key drivers of violent conflicts.  The CSAC project responded by supporting local governments to implement targeted projects which mitigate these conflicts. 

These conflict-sensitive development projects are facilities that range from rule of law installations like police posts and prisons, to community centred projects such as mechanized farming, and boreholes which mitigate conflict over water resources. These interventions help create an enabling environment that stimulates recovery and development, as well as hastening the extension of state authority into areas where little or no state authority existed before. 

Date:    Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Time:    9.30 – 12.30

Location:   Abien-Ajok Police Post, Rumbek

Photo/Interview Opportunity:

  • His Excellency Matur Chut Duol, Governor, Lakes State
  • Hon. Abraham Makoi Bol, Minister of Local Government and Law Enforcement, Lakes State
  • Hon. Dr. Riak Gok Majok, Acting Head, South Sudan Bureau for Community Security and Small Arms Control
  • Mr. Balázs Horváth, Country Director, UNDP South Sudan (tbc)
  • Mr. Sam Mahumure, Project Manager, CSAC, UNDP
  • Kate Bradlow from United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID)

Travel Arrangements:

UNDP has arranged a flight from Juba to Rumbek on 18 June 2013, and the flight will come back to Juba the same day.  There are limited seats available and allocation is based on a first come, first served basis.  Any Juba-based Journalists wishing to cover the event should contact UNDP along with copies of their accreditation, valid work IDs, as well as  signed ‘Movement of Personnel’ (MoPs) and Liability Waivers by COB on Monday, 10 June 2013.

Contact Information

Charles O. Okwir,

Communications & Reports Officer

CSAC Project, United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan

Cell: 0954 396 338

Email: charles.okwir@undp.org