The Police Commissioner for the UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustaah), Serge Therriault, has saluted the exemplary service by Rwandan Police peacekeepers in the Caribbean nation.
Therriault made the remarks, on Wednesday, while visiting the Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU5) base camp in Jeremie Commune in Grand Anse region.
He was received by the Contingent Commander, Bruce Munyambo, who briefed him on their activities and operations.
“Continue to lead by example and leave a well-deserved heritage of professionalism to the Haitian police,” Therriault said while briefing the Rwandan peacekeepers.
He appreciated their high morale and professionalism exhibited and wished them success in their peacekeeping operations.
Therriault urged the peacekeepers to “continue with the morale and the zeal I have witnessed.”
Therriault, who also inspected the RWAFPU5 hospital, lauded its set up and the medical services accorded to Minustah personnel and their role in local community policing and development activities.
RNP maintains 145 peacekeepers in Haiti, with 140 of them under FPU. Rwanda started its peacekeeping operations in Haiti in 2010 following the earthquake that left over 300, 000 people dead and about 1.6 million others homeless, in the same year.
Since then, the Rwandan peacekeepers, who introduced the home-grown monthly norm of community work (Umuganda) to the country have cleaned streets, and renovated prisons, trenches, and supported the vulnerable community.