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Saturday, 9 June, 2001, 21:40 GMT 22:40 UK
UN commander complains about resources

The commander of United Nations' peacekeeping forces in Sierra Leone, General Daniel Opande of Kenya, says that his plans to disarm combatants in the civil war are being held up because of the lack of proper facilities.

General Opande said his forces were ready to begin the disarmament process immediately, but could not do so unless there were proper provision of such things as accommodation, food and water.

He said he hoped that the National Commission for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration which was set up under the recent peace agreement would help with the necessary facilities in the eastern district of Yengema.

Disarmament was due to begin at the end of May, but has been put off because the disarmament centre in the northern town of Lunsar was not ready.

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