Visit of the Under Secretary General for the Department of Field Support Atul Khare in Goma
Goma - 11 September 2016: The United Nations Under Secretary General for the Department of Field Support Atul Khare has arrived in Goma on Sunday 11 September, 2016 in continuation of his official visit to MONUSCO on how to improve on services to better serve the mission.
USG Atul Khare was received at the Goma International airport by MONUSCO North Kivu Head of Office Daniel Ruiz and other Heads of Sections including Mission Support, Security, Public Information Office/Radio Okapi, Transport and Protocol.
From the Airport , Mr Atul Khare’s next stop was at MONUSCO Lava site where he held two important meetings with the Vice Governor of North Kivu, Maitre FELLER LUTAICHIRWA and MONUSCO Mission Support including the Supply Chain Management, Integrated Warehousing on the role of Entebbe Support Base on the support to the MONUSCO Force, UN Police, DR Congo Armed Forces and the Congolese National Police.
Speaking with the Vice governor before their meeting, Atul Khare acknowledged that the collaboration between MONUSCO and the North Kivu provincial government are on a very good footing in spite of the security challenges in Beni and other regions.
According the USG for the Department of Fied Service Atul Khare, another reason for his visit was to see how the International community can support the government which is faced with the problem of refugees.
After these meetings, USG Atul Khare visited a display of Standard Combat deployment Kit (SCD Kit) which can be used for small number of troops for emergency deployment.
Later in the afternoon USG Atul Khare and his delegation visited the RVA land meant for Integrated Whare houses for logistics provided by the provincial government to MONUSCO. Here he was briefed on the structuring of the compound, its design and the project. He rounded off his visit with a stop at the MONUSCO Indian level 3 hospital.
The USG’s visit continued to Beni (Mavivi) on Monday 12 September and to Kindu in Maniema on Tuesday 13 September after which he was expected to return to Kinshasa.
Martha Biongo / PIO MONUSCO GOMA