KHARTOUM - The 6th Rwandan Contingent in Khartoum, Sudan, was decorated with a Force Commander’s Unit Citation, in honour for carrying out tasks professionally throughout its tour of duty.
This was communicated by Moses Bisong Obi, the Force Commander of the United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS).
The 6th Rwandan Contingent was inducted in Khartoum in December 2009.
In a statement, Bisong said that the unit adapted itself to the environment and commenced the execution of its task diligently.
“The 6th Rwandan Contingent was saddled with the responsibility of providing security to UNMIS Compound 08, the UNMIS HQ, in addition to providing clerical and administrative assistance to UNMIS HQ,” he stated.
“It is to the credit of the contingents that during their tour of duty, there was no single security breach at the UNMIS HQ.
In the nine months period of the Unit’s tour of duty, the Contingent executed numerous tasks that they were assigned.”
“For the professional competence in discharging its duties under challenging circumstances, the 6th Rwandan Contingent is therefore awarded the Force Commander’s Unit Citation.”
Rwanda has deployed close to 4,000 peacekeepers worldwide.