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UNMISS special representative meets Central Equatoria State Governor

Juba, South Sudan, May 01, 2021 – Newly-appointed special representative to the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan Nicholas Haysom has paid a courtesy visit to the Governor of Central Equatoria State Emmanual Adil Anthony.

UNMISS special representative meets Central Equatoria State Governor
UNMISS Head of Mission Nicholas Haysom and his team meet the leadership of Central Equatoria State Government (photo credit: Central Equatoria Gubernatorial Press Unit)

The meeting aimed at the cardinal role and relevancy that the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) plays in ensuring peace, stability, and protection of civilians in South Sudan.

Nyamilepedia learned that the meeting was fruitful and the leadership of Central Equatoria State under Mr. Adil raised concerns on matters that are obstacles to achieving peace.

According to the press secretary at the office of Governor, Derick Derickson, the leadership of Central Equatoria State expressed its congratulatory message to the newly appointed Special representative for the trust vested in him to lead the institution which they believe he will use to expedite the peace implementation process and ensure stability in the country.

Adil further reassured the newly appointed UNMISS Chief of his administration’s willingness to partner with the organization specifically in areas of mutual concerns to the people of Central Equatoria State ranging from healthcare, education, and infrastructure across the state in order to enhance the livelihood of the locals in different dimensions.

The state leadership also called on the international community through UNMISS to continue engaging the holdout groups in peace talks so that the peace is achieved, adding that the Area is occasionally destabilized by the National Salvation Front Forces loyal to Gen. Thomas Thirilo Swaka.

Adil appealed to Mr. Haysom to support the government’s efforts to bring peace adding that if peace prevails in the country, the internally and externally displaced persons can return home.

Haysom said UNMISS was committed to working with the government in bringing about lasting and implementing developmental projects.

The Gubernatorial Press Unit said the special representative “assured the leadership of Governor Emmanuel Adil of the organization’s commitment towards advancing government’s efforts on education, health care and road network across the state through its Quick Impact projects, ” it said.

The statement added that the representative “Reaffirmed the organization’s commitment towards consolidating the revitalized peace agreement by engaging the holdout groups in their various hideouts to join the peace process ongoing in order to salvage the suffering of the local population.”

Mr. Haysom replaced David Shearer in late April after the former handed internally displaced persons at the Protection of Civilian Site to the government with assurance that calm has returned to the country.

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