The Joint Task-Force Bangui (JTFB) commander, Brig. Gen. Ely M’Bereck Elkair, on Thursday, September 16, visited Rwanda Formed Police Unit One (RWAFPU-1) serving under the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) and commended the contingent for their discipline and contribution to the mission mandate.
Brig. Gen. Elkair and his delegation were received at the RWAFPU-1 Camp-Fidele base in the capital Bangui by the contingent commander, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Claude Bizimana.
CSP Bizimana briefed the JTFB commander on the assigned peacekeeping tasks, achievements, challenges, and routine operations.
Brig. Gen. Elkair appreciated the contingent for their resilience and work done as well as the general environment in the RWAFPU-1 camp.
“MINUSCA recognizes your discipline and appreciates what you do for the people of Central African Republic,” Brig. Gen. Elkair said while briefing the contingent.
He urged them to maintain the spirit and avoid acts of sexual exploitation and abuse.
“Keep the existing professional standards and values that define Rwandan Police officers, ensure continuous full-time command and control,” he added.
CSP Bizimana, on his part, thanked the entire MINUSCA leadership for the continued support adding that the contingent remains committed to its mandate despite the challenges encountered.
RWAFPU-1 is one of the three Rwandan Police contingents of combined 460 officers deployed in CAR.