Japan Embassy and UNDP handover a vehicle to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management

Dec 15, 2015

Hon. Clement Dominic Taban, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management (center) receiving vehicle keys from Mr. Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director (right) in the presence of H.E. Shigeru Hamano, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Japanese Embassy (left)

A handover ceremony was held on December 15, 2015 at the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, where H.E. Shigeru Hamano, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Japanese Embassy, and Mr. Balázs Horváth, UNDP Country Director officially hand over keys for a 4X4 Toyota Land-cruiser to Hon. Clement Dominic Taban, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.

During the handover ceremony, Hon. Clement Dominic extended his gratitude to UNDP for the consistent quality services to the Government and people of South Sudan over the years. He also extended his gratitude to the Japanese government for donating the vehicle to the Ministry, underlining it will, “Greatly improve our working efficiency and facilitate our monitoring missions to disaster areas.”

Meanwhile, H.E. Shigeru Hamano, Deputy Chief of Mission in the Japanese Embassy, lauded the partnership between Japan and the Government of South Sudan through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management. He stressed the commitment of the Government and people of Japan to supporting disaster preparedness and resilience building efforts in South Sudan.

“The Government of Japan will make the best of its efforts to support the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to strengthen national and local institutions as well as community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity.”

Handing over the car keys, UNDP Country Director, Balázs Horváth, stated, “I am delighted to officially hand over a vehicle to the representative of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management to facilitate rapid response and effective monitoring of disaster risk reduction interventions throughout the country,” Mr. Horváth concluded.

UNDP, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, is implementing the Food Security, Emergency Floods Response and Recovery project, funded through generous donations from the Government of Japan. The contribution enables UNDP to strengthen national, local institutions and community capacity to respond to floods and food insecurity, with particular reference to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and host communities.

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