On 15 June 2011, a handover ceremony of computers by UNMIT to the Government of Timor-Leste was held in the Asset Directorate office, Ministry of Finance.
UNMIT was represented by Mr Clark Toes, from the UN Liquidations team and accompanied by Mr Lorenzo, also a member of UN’s Liquidation team.
The Government of Timor-Leste and Ministry of Finance was represented by the Vice Minister of Finance, HE Rui Manuel Hanjam accompanied by Mr Manuel Monteiro, Director of Procurement and the Interim Director General of State Finance.
The package consists of 300 IBM computers. Sixty computers were delivered this time, five of which were installed, and the rest will be delivered in phases until all 300 computers are delivered.
Mr Clark stated that there has been a formal procedure and practice all over the world to hand over the UN assets, including computers, to its Government partners for their use as the institution is closed or starts downsizing the mission in Timor-Leste. To this end, it is expected that the equipments would be of value for the Government and will benefit users.
In his remarks, Mr Manuel Monteiro who represented the Vice Minister (Government) thanked UNMIT for this valuable package of computers and expected that the computers would be useful for several Ministry of Finance activities, including procurement training, both in central government and in districts, as well as the possibility of donating to civil society organisations, if necessary.
The ceremony was officialised and closed with a signature of an agreement between UNMIT and government representatives respectively.