Rwandan Battalion (Rwanbat2) of the RDF Land Forces and a contingent of 85 Air Force personnel serving under United the Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) were recognised in a medal award ceremony held at the weekend in Juba.
Raisedon Zenenga, the deputy special representative of the UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs in UNMISS, presented and decorated medals to the Rwanda officers in recognition of their exceptional service under the UN mission for the past eight months.
He thanked Rwanda for contributing troops to UNMISS and lauded “a commendable job the peacekeepers have been doing for the past eight months.”
“He commended the peacekeepers for their professionalism, commitment, discipline, maintaining good relations with the People of South Sudan and with the entire UNMISS staff,” reads a statement from RDF.
The UN official commended the RDF peacekeepers for their valuable contribution in restoring peace and security in Jonglei, one of the most volatile states in South Sudan, the statement reads.
The ceremony was attended by senior UNMISS officials, military and police components and members of Rwandan community in South Sudan.
The first Rwandan air force personnel who completed their tour of duty in UNMISS are expected to arrive in the country tomorrow.