UN and Guinea Bissau government sign plan to aid development

10 July 2007

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 10 July – The government of Guinea Bissau and the United Nations Monday signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), budgeted at US$115 million, officials said in Bissau.

“The focused action between the government and development partners, the appropriate functioning of framework mechanisms and the guarantee of the effectiveness of international assistance, are, amongst others, the indispensable basis for supporting the country in its efforts to develop,” said Martinho N’Dafa Cabi, at the end of the ceremony to sign the document.

The document’s three areas of intervention – governance, reduction of poverty and human development – aim to deal with the main problems Guinea Bissau faces in its social and economic development, the prime minister said.

The UN plan to assist Guinea Bissau’s development will focus on the Rule of Law, support for developing human capital, by developing ways of exploring agricultural and natural resources.

Over US$23 million has already been provided by the International Community as part of the project. (macauhub)