UN operation in Cote d’Ivoire worried about delay in ID process

Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI) on Thu rsday said it was worried about the delay in the identification process in the c o untry which was “running out of steam”.
At its weekly press briefing, the spokesman for the operation, Mr Hamadoun Touré , said nearly 866 centres, or 8% of the planned collection centres, still remained closed.
He urged all parties in the process of identification to make more efforts to fi nd solutions to the various problems.
According to Mr Touré, some collection centres lacked equipment, whereas strikes considerably disturbed the normal process in some localities.
He said ONUCI was encouraging stakeholders to ensure the deployment of the last teams to reach the planned level of coverage.
The process of identification and electoral census should end 15 March.

13 march 2009 23:06:00

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