At least 239 Rwandan Police peacekeepers serving as Formed Police Unit (FPU) under the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNIMSS) were on Tuesday, decorated with service medals for their outstanding peacekeeping role in the world’s youngest nation.
The officers were particularly recognised for their peacekeeping role in Malakal region of the upper Nile, where they are deployed.
The medal parade was presided over by the UNMISS Police Commissioner, Bruce Munyambo, who represented the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG).
Commissioner of Police (CP), Munyambo commended the Rwanda National Police peacekeepers for their professionalism and discipline displayed during their mission mandate.
“This is in recognition of your great service in ensuring peace and stability for the people of South Sudan. You served with dignity, dedication and hard work and it is a pride to the United Nations,” he said.
The Police Commissioner also lauded the officers’ innovations and expanding of camp structures.
“Your mandate is still on and that’s why you must be mindful of the remaining period and maintain the tempo until you fly back home with dignity.”
The decorated hybrid is under the contingent command of Chief Supt. Francis Muheto.
The medal parade was also attended by the UNMISS coordinator, Hazel De Wet and the Governor of Upper Nile State along with several officials.