UNAMISS Praises Rwanda’s Peacekeeping Support where discipline and professionalism was displayed throughout the mission by the Rwanda Police officers in South Sudan.
This was revealed by the Police Commissioner for the United Nations for African Missions in South Sudan (UNAMISS), Fred Yiga.
According to him behavior exhibited by the Rwandan National troops in the Rwanda Police force, should be emulated by other contingents to promote peace in the Region.
He made the remarks during the launch of the Police Command Post Exercise (PCPX) in Kigali on August 22, 2012, urging the Rwanda police to continue supporting South Sudan to bring about peace in region.
Emmanuel Gasana Rwanda’s Inspector General of Police said: “We are determined to help South Sudan Police force get the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to prevent crimes.”
Adding that, it is only through professionalism of the force that peace will reign in South Sudan.
PCPX is organized by Rwanda National Police attracting twelve African countries to train together on cross border crimes.
After paying a courtesy call to Gasana, Mr Yiga toured several police facilities including the Police Ethics Centre, Anti Gender Based Violence block and Isange One Stop Center, which offers free medical legal services to GBV victims.
Rwanda has deployed more than 3200 Rwandan troops at United Nations African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur, (UNAMID) – the world’s biggest peacekeeping operation.
The mission also boasts. 850 Rwandan peacekeepers have also been deployed in South Sudan under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and also maintains peacekeepers in Ivory Coast, Liberia and Haiti.