Rwanda Mechanised Infantry Battalion (RwaMechBatt1) Forces serving in the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) organized Army Week activities in Bangui to mark 20th Liberation of Rwanda.
The peacekeepers were joined by youth to clean the environment at a nursery school, Centre Social de Miskine, Bangui on 30th June 2014.
Rwanbatt Mech1 CO Lt Col JP Karangwa told Local citizens that the aim of these activities was to encourage the population in Central Africa to take in hand their destiny while working for the development of their own country.
“After liberating our country, we (the Army) got involved in such activities that boosted the development of our country. Don’t wait for somebody else to develop your country” Lt Col Karangwa urged the gathering after cleaning activities.
The peacekeepers distributed schools equipment to the students including note books and pens. They also shared food with local population, Rwandan culture known as “ubusabane” carried out to demonstrate strong friendship with somebody.
The activities will continue tomorrow and following days by constructing bridges that link Bangui Mpoko I and Bangui Mpoko II quarters in Bangui capital.
The bridges once operational, will help 6300 citizens in the surroundings to transit easily in different localities and access medical facilities in the area.