Sierra Leone UN envoy appeals for fullscale peacebuilding efforts

Oluyemi Adeniji, who heads the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), made the call on Tuesday in the eastern town of Koidu at a ceremony marking the commencement of work to rebuild a market destroyed during the war.The market, which Mr. Adeniji said could serve as a rallying point for the people of the Kono District where Koidu is located, is being rebuilt by recently disarmed ex-combatants as one of UNAMSIL’s quick impact projects. The effort is funded by the UN Development Programme and the British Government. More than 400 ex-combatants will be employed in the project, which will be completed within two months.

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