160 Rwanda Police Peacekeepers in Haiti Decorated

One-hundred and sixty Rwandan Police officers in a contingent of Formed Police Unit (FPU)  serving under the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) were on June 16, visit this site decorated for their outstanding work in the Caribbean nation.

The officers were also recognized for their exceptional partnership with other peacekeepers and the local people to ensure security and peace.

While presiding over the medal award ceremony, no rx Alexandre Carl, the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General hailed the Rwandan government for its contribution in bringing peace in Haiti and across the world.

He expressed satisfaction of the duties performed, applauded the discipline and professionalism displayed by the Rwandan Police officers during their one year long mandate.

Carl Alexandre also commended RWAFPU in Haiti for their role in supporting Haitian police and Joint operations with UN Police (UNPOL).

The contingent commander of Rwandan Police peacekeepers in Haiti, Commissioner of Police (CP) Joseph Mugisha, in his remarks, said that “respecting the UN core values of professionalism, integrity and respect of diversity partly contributed to the contingent’s success.”

CP Mugisha thanked other peacekeepers for the teamwork in providing security especially during last year’s general elections.

RNP contingents in Haiti are also fond of conducting community works such as rehabilitating roads, supporting orphans and responding to disasters like floods, which has built a strong relationship between them and the Haitians.

The decorated contingent has been serving in this mission since 7 July 2015 and soon end its tour of duty after completing one year.

RNP has been deploying peacekeepers to Haiti since a catastrophic earthquake in 2010 that killed over 100,000 people and displaced over three million others.

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