Rwandan Battallion in Darfur Builds Women Market

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On 22 November 2012 saa 02:29
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On 20 November 2012, at Nertiti Locality, the Rwanbatt 30 handed over a Women’s Market constructed by the troops of Rwanbatt 30.

The project was funded and constructed by Officers and Men/Women of the Rwanbatt 30 at a cost of 84,000 Sudanese Pounds (about 17,000 US dollars).

While handing over the market to the local population, the Commanding Officer of Rwanbatt 30, Lt. Col. Christopher Rutaremara said that the choice of constructing a Women Market was to raise the welfare of families through women based on the Rwandan culture that stipulates that the “ Woman is indeed the heart of the family”.

He added that the project will positively impact on the lives of the population as it will raise the household standard of living, create employment and promote gender issue by empowering women.

Speaking on behalf of UNAMID Leadership, the Force Commander and Ceremony’s Guest of Honor, Lt Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba thanked the Rwanbatt 30 for their great efforts in implementing such a project alongside other operational duties.

The project, he emphasized, has been put in place to reduce the suffering of hard working women who are looking for a noble means of putting food on the table for their families.

The Force Commander reiterated his appreciation towards the tangible cooperation between the peacekeepers and local population that make this kind of projects feasible.