The building comprises of four offices and three cells | Credit | Joseph Ngor/Mayardit FM
The United Nation Mission in South Sudan known (UNMISS) has handed over the newly-constructed Mayen Abun police station in Twic County.
The $50,000 building comprises four offices, three detention cells for male, female and juvenile. located in Mayen Abun near Mabil market.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on Tuesday, the acting field coordinator of UNMISS appealed to the county authorities “to make sure” the facility is “sustainable”.
“People have to make sure this building is sustainable and to help the people of South Sudan,” Jenifer Francis Nyakai stated.
She said the UN mission had to go out its way for the sake of the community.
“UNMISS is not a development partner, but with little funding, we support the community initiatives that are of impact,” Nyakai explained.
“And with this, we worked together in partnership with Community Initiative for Development Agency (CIDA) to construct this building with a cost of at least $50,000.”
UNMISS is mandated to monitor, investigate, verify, and report immediately and publicly on abuses and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, including possible war crimes or crimes against humanity.
For his part, the head of police in Twic county, Brig.-Gen. Marko Mawien, appreciated the national NGO and UNMISS for supporting the police department.
Previously, all inmates would share one cell – a situation that would lead to outbreak of contagious diseases among the suspects.
“We are happy that the detention rooms are now separe – for males, for females, and for children. We are so excited about this great support, and we would like to assure you of our readiness to maintain it. Our next focus shall be how to construct the fence.’’