Praia, Oct 26 (Inforpress) – The United Nations Joint Office (UN) representative, Opia Kumah, stated that the organization managed to mobilize around 1.6 million dollars to help Cabo Verde mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic effects.
Opia Kumah, who was speaking to Inforpress within the framework of the United Nations Day and the 75th anniversary of its creation, marked this Saturday, said that, from the beginning, in collaboration with all United Nations agencies, the Joint Office decided to accompany the Cabo Verdean government to respond to the “harmful effects” the COVID-19 caused.
This (the Government), said Opia Kumah, “fortunately” acted in a timely manner, defining the priority areas. “After consultation with Government partners, we decided to deploy the funds were destined for annual support, in the amount of 7 million dollars, in the direct fight against the COVID-19 crisis”, he stressed.
Then, the representative said, campaigns for resource mobilization were launched, in which, for example, the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) funds were mobilized from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in a approximately 300 million dollars.