The visits which aimed to promote greater collaboration and partnerships between the Arusha branch of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, judicial institutions and local authorities hosted in Arusha were held between September 22nd and 24th 2020 respectively.
RC Kimanta congratulated registrar Tambadou on his recent appointment by the UN Secretary General as registrar of the Mechnism and re-assured him of the continued support to and collaboration of Arusha local authorities with the Mechanism.
Meanwhile, registrar Tambadou reiterated his gratitude for the excellent support and cooperation that the Mechanism and its staff continue to receive from the Arusha local authorities particularly on law enforcement.
Registrar Tambadou informed the Regional Commissioner that the Mechanism will, in the coming weeks, be handing over a newly constructed Police Post for the Arumeru District to be located in Kisongo area in order to facilitate the police support to the Mechanism and the area at large.
Arusha Regional Police Commander, Salum Hamduni, and the Regional Administrative Secretary, Richard Kwitega both graced the meeting.
Registrar Tambadou also paid a courtesy visit on the President of the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) Dr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja.
President Ugirashebuja congratulated registrar Tambadou for his recent appointment as Registrar of the Mechanism and reiterated the good cooperation between the EACJ and the Mechanism.
The EACJ President expressed his gratitude to the Mechanism for the leadership role it has played in fostering partnerships between the international and regional judicial institutions in Arusha.
Registrar Tambadou thanked Dr Ugirashebuja for the warm welcome accorded him and reiterated his commitment to strengthen the strong bonds of partnership that already exists between the two institutions.