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SOUTH SUDAN/ MINE ACTION

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the handling of ammunition, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently handed over a newly refurbished armoury to South Sudan police force officials in Juba. UNMISS
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STORY: SOUTH SUDAN/ MINE ACTION
TRT: 3:50
SOURCE: UNMISS
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 24 SEPTEMBER 2013, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN

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Shotlist

1. Wide shot, United Nation Mine Action Service (UNMAS) staff standing in front of their office at Rajaf Police Training Collage
2. Med shot, UNMAS poster project at Rajaf police training collage
3. Wide shot, UNMAS Director arriving Rajaf police training collage
4. Wide Shot, UNMAS Director walking with the trainers towards the trainees at Rajaf police training collage
5. Med Shot, UNMAS director chatting with the trainer and the trainee trainees at Rajaf police training collage
6. Wide Shot, UNMAS Director being accompanied with the United Nation Mine action service staffs trainees at Rajaf police training collage
7. Wide Shot, Trainees doing their practical at Rajaf police training
8. Med Shot, Trainee and trainer doing practical at Rajaf police collage
9. Med Shot, trainee doing practical at Rajaf police college
10. Wide Shot: Trainees doing their practical at Rajaf police collage Juba
11. Med Shot, UNMAS Director doing practical at Rajaf police collage Juba
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Commandant Francis O’Grady, Trainer, UNMAS:
“We are currently conducting and when we need two of a SSNPS conventional Munitions Disposal course, it is aim to train police officers from south Sudan to tackle the problem of UXO in this county. A problem affecting the life in daily bases of the populist of this new country”
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Agnes Marcaillou, Director, UNMAS:
“We are training them because the international community will not stay in south Sudan forever the international community at one point will transfer the responsibility of this disposal the safety of the population to the country itself”
14. Wide shot, trainees from South Sudan police standing and UNMAS trainers preparing the tools for training at Rajaf police training collage Juba
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Chol Mayumbit Chou, trainee from South Sudan Police service:
“After this training as I was told according to the timetable, I will be preceding ahead with my team to my state so that to deal with the UXO”
16. Wide shot, armoury renovated by United Nation Mine action service at Juba Central Equatoria
17. Wide shot, United Nation Police commissioner, inspector general south Sudan police UNMAS director with other officials walking in front of the armoury renovated by United Nation Mine action service at Juba Central Equatoria
18. Med shot, United Nation Mine action service director holding scissor to cut the ribbon
19. Close shot, United Nation Mine action service director’s hand cutting the ribbon
20. Med shot, United Nations Police commissioner, inspector general South Sudan police, UNMAS director with other officials shaking hands in front of the armoury renovated by UNMAS
21. Wide shot, South Sudan police standing in a parade at juba central equatoria
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Agnes Marcaillou. UN Mine action service Director
“We are integrating this in the bigger picture of the fight against eradication of the elicit trafficking small arms and weapons. we are also holding hands to decrease arm violence and to educate the population in putting their trust in people in uniform”
23. Med Shot, South Sudan police marching at Juba central equatoria
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Lt Pieng Deng Kuol. Inspector General of south Sudan Police service:
“Now it will be easy for south Sudan police service and specifically central equatoria to store arms in a very safe place and this will actually promote improvement of the security in the country”
25. Med Shot, South Sudan police in a parade Juba central equatoria
26. SOUNDBITE (English) Fred Yiga, Police Commissioner, United Nations:
“We are doing this in the interest of peace, in the interest of security, in the interest of a new republic feeling proud that they have a good police service”
27. Med Shot. United Nations Police commissioner, inspector general of South Sudan police, UNMAS director, with other officials entering the armoury renovated by United Nation Mine action service Juba central equatoria
28. Med Shot. UNMAS Director inside the armoury Juba central equatoria
29. Med Shot, arms inside the armoury
30. Wide shot, United Nation Police commissioner, inspector general of south Sudan police UNMAS director with other officials inside the armoury renovated by United Nation Mine action service Juba central equatoria

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Storyline

As part of ongoing efforts to improve the handling of ammunition, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) recently handed over a newly refurbished armoury to South Sudan police force officials in Juba.

UNMAS Director Agnes Marcaillou inaugurated the armoury at the Central Equatoria Police Headquarters, at a ceremony witnessed by South Sudan Deputy Inspector General of Police Lt. Gen. Andrew Kuol Nyuon, Central Equatoria Police Commissioner Gen. Abraham Manyuat Peter and UN Police (UNPOL) Commissioner Fred Yiga.

The armoury, which was refurbished in partnership with the Mines Advisory Group, was previously housed in a cramped space that lacked gun racks and strict security measures. It will now store weapons in custom-made racks in locked compartments overseen by a full-time armoury attendant. Lt. Gen. Nyuon thanked UNMAS for supporting this project, noting that this initiative will boost accountability and public safety.

During a three-day visit to South Sudan, Ms. Marcaillou also toured the Rajaf Police Training Centre, where an UNMAS-led team of UNPOL-supported Irish military trainers is currently training South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) officers to safely dispose of conventional munitions. She stressed that UNMAS plays an important role in providing South Sudan with such critical capacity and knowledge.

Ater Gordon Machar, a trainee said, “we will be able to take what we learn to our home states where we will remove unexploded ordnance”, adding “this will help keep people safe and lead to economic development.”

Over the next 12 months an additional six batches of students will undergo the intensive eight-week course. It is expected that graduates of the course will form a sustainable and readily deployable mine action capacity within the SSNPS.

UNMAS is also working with the Danish Demining Group and the Norwegian People's Aid on further pilot projects on weapons and ammunition management in Central and Eastern Equatoria states.

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