The Deputy Inspector General of Police DIGP) in charge of Operations, Felix Namuhoranye, on Saturday, November 6, briefed 160 police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping duties under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
The pre-deployment briefing of the female-dominated Formed Police Unit-Three (FPU-3) contingent was held at the Police Training School (PTS) Gishari in Rwamagana District.
DIGP Namuhoranye reminded the officers to be responsive ambassadors, represent their country with pride, honour, dignity and to professionally fulfill their assignied peacekeeping duties.
“Always be mindful of who you are and what you represent in the mission. Your character and services to the people of South Sudan should reflect your country Rwanda… the Rwandan flag should stay high,” DIGP Namuhoranye said.
“Be characterized by high level of discipline and professionalism and maintain the good image of Rwanda set by previous contingents, respect and work with other peacekeepers,” he added.
“During your tour-of-duty, you will be working with other peacekeepers from different countries, cooperate and collaborate with them, respect your superiors, the citizens, and diversity.”
DIGP Namuhoranye equally urged them to implement what they acquired during their pre-deployment training to add value to the UN mandate in South Sudan.
The contingent of 160 officers commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Marie Grace Uwimana is expected to depart this Sunday for a one year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.