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IGP Namuhoranye briefs Formed Police Unit contingent ahead of South Sudan deployment – Taarifa Rwanda

The Inspector General of Police, CG Felix Namuhoranye, on Monday, June 10, briefed 240 Police officers set to be deployed to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and urged them to be defined by professional character in the execution of their mandate.

The officers, who constitute Rwanda Formed Police Unit One rotation 10 (RWFPU1-10) under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Nelson Bugingo will replace the same number in Malakal, Upper Nile State.

“The responsibility you have as police officers, who are going to represent Rwanda in the United Nations mission, is to always be ready to execute tasks assigned to you with enthusiasm and professionalism to make your country proud,” IGP Namuhoranye said.

He reminded them to always be where they are needed in the right time with the required tools.

He added that the duties they are deployed to do will benefit them, their country, the people of South Sudan and the international community.

“You are going to contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security; do it with pride which will also be a pride to your country,” the Police Chief said.

Teamwork, respect, discipline, handling contingent owned equipment well, working in unison with other peacekeepers, he said, are ingredients to a successful tour-of-duty.

Rwanda started deploying FPU contingents to the UN mission in South Sudan in 2015, and currently, it maintains two contingents there.

Rwanda FPU3 of 160 officers, majority female, operate in the capital Juba.

Rwanda maintains six Police contingents both in South Sudan and Central African Republic (CAR) of more than 1000 officers.