Rwanda set to deploy a new police task force to South Sudan

Oct 08, 2020(Nyamilepedia) — At least 176 Rwandan police officers are set to be deployed to South Sudan under the UN Mission in South Sudan to take part in the UN peacekeeping mission.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Felix Namuhoranye addressing the Police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping operations(Photo credit: supplied/Courtesy photo)

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Felix Namuhoranye addressing the Police officers set to be deployed for peacekeeping operations(Photo credit: supplied/Courtesy photo)

The Rwandan Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza urged the police task force  to keep their “Rwandan Spirit” ahead of their peacekeeping duties.

 “Time has come, after six months of training, for you to take up another big national task of creating impact in bringing about peace and security for the people of South Sudan. You had the best training and in a conducive environment, what remains is your seriousness, discipline and commitment in executing what you were trained to do,” IGP Munyuza told the officers.

He went on to tell them to value the given tasks, aim higher, respect, support and guide each other adding that “there is no tolerance for indiscipline.”

The IGP informed these officers that being a Rwandan supersedes their individual names, ranks and the unit as it guides them on what they stand for in any national duty.

“Protect the Rwandan image, which can be tainted by the character and actions of one individual officer. You are replacing a unit that is highly credited for its maximum discipline and professionalism; protect that legacy and further build on it.” Munyuza continued

 “Always have constructive ideas and deeds that bring your colleagues and the entire unit to collective understanding and professional performance. RNP must be defined by maximum discipline and professional character as set in the guidance by President Paul Kagame, the President of the Republic of Rwanda; nothing less.” He added.

IGP Munyuza emphasised that the set professional line must be maintained.

He urged the officers to always be fit for their good health, ensure proper hygiene and proper maintenance of their equipment.

The pre-deployment briefing held at Police Training School (PTS) in Gishari was conducted under strict COVID-19 prevention measures such as social distancing, wearing facemask and washing hands.

These officers will leave Rwanda on Friday to replace another contingent, which operates in Juba, and is expected back home later the same day after a successful 18 months tour-of-duty.

They will be deployed after 14 days in quarantine and having tested negative for COVID-19 and given certificates

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