UGANDAN GOVT OFFERS MORE LAND FOR EXPANSION OF UN ACADEMY IN ENTREBE

KAMPALA, The Ugandan government has promised to make available more land to the United Nations Regional Service Centre (RSCE) in Entebbe, near here, for is expansion, says Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem.

The extra land will enable the UN to expand the UN Signals Academy (UNSA), which is part of a UN base for peacekeepers in and out of Africa.

"The Government is ready to avail more land and facilitate the expansion of RSCE as the UN continues to provide support to peacekeeping missions," Oryem said in Entebbe during a ceremony to present 39 women peacekeepers with certificates in Women's Outreach Course and ICT Skills in communication technology last week.

"Uganda as the host nation will benefit since members of our security organizations will be trained here in different skills to beef up our security."

The RSCE was established in July 2010 by a UN General Assembly resolution with the aim to provide efficient, scalable and client-oriented services for UN peacekeeping missions in East and Central Africa and is the biggest of its kind on the continent.

Since its inception, the RSCE has handled more than 7,000 trainees and conference participants each year for missions in Africa and the world.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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