UNDP Turns over Assorted Supplies to LiNCSA

Oct 14, 2016

Small Arms Regional Head Frederick Ampiah Turns over Items to LiNSCA Chairman James Fromayan

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has turned over stationary and other assorted office supplies to the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA). The items were procured under the ECOWAS-EU Small Arms Project being implemented by UNDP.

Making the presentation to LiNCSA in Monrovia, Fredrick Ampiah, Regional Coordinator of the ECOWAS-EU Small Arms Project said the stationaries and office materials were integral part of output two of the project which seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Commission to improve its efficiency in order to execute its mandate.

“We recognize the role that the National Commission is playing in Liberia, especially in the wake of UNMIL drawdown. So, as part of my role here, is to handover these stationaries and office materials needed for the smooth running of the office….and we are optimistic that they are going to serve the intended purpose”, Mr. Ampiah said.

The project is an integral component of the programme "European Union Support to the ECOWAS Peace, Security and Stability mandate which seeks to support ECOWAS in its capacity to effectively address factors of instability and reinforce a proactive approach to peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution in West Africa.

 It is a $5.6 million Euro pilot project being funded by the EU and implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA). The project is focused on two clusters covering six (6) countries, Northern Niger - Mali; (Sahel) and (Mano River Union) - (West of Cote d’Ivoire; Guinée Forestière; East of Liberia; North-East of Sierra Leone).

In Liberia, the project is being piloted in three south- eastern counties; Grand Gedeh, Maryland and RiverGee.

Receiving the items, LiCSA Chairman James M. Fromayan thanked ECOWAS and EU through UNDP for the continuous support to the Commission.

“We’ve had excellent working relationship with UNDP as a very reliable partner which has even been strengthened by this ongoing ECOWAS-EU Small Arms project in southeastern Liberia”, Chairman Fromayan said.

The LiNCSA Chairman said he hopes that the long and reliable partnership that has existed between the Commission and UNDP over the years will continue to yield more fruitful results for the sustainability of peace in Liberia.

“As we witness the turnover of these office materials and stationaries to the Commission as part of the plan under the project, we thank you so much for the donation to the Commission and I think it will enhance our own capacity in terms of improving our working capability and you can rest assure that we will use everything given to us for the purpose intended,” he said.

Items donated include ten cartoons of A4 papers, paper cutter, pens, brown envelopes, manila folders, signature book, field note book, spiral binding machine, among others.

Contact

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Lacina Barro- Program Consultant E-mail lacina.barro@undp.org TEL: +231- 8860017856

Augusta Pshorr –Communications Analyst E-mail: augusta.pshorr@undp.org Tel: +231-770-003-819/886-521-425

Sam Zota –National UNV Communications Associate Email: zotasam@gmail.com Tel: +231-886-474-563/770175162