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MINUSCA Police Commissioner visits Rwanda Protection Support Unit

By IGIHE
On 21 August 2021 at 06:30

The Head of Police Component for the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Commissioner of Police (CP) Christopher Bizimungu has challenged officers of the Rwanda Protection Support Unit (RWAPSU) to maintain discipline as one of the professional conduct for a successful tour-of-duty.

CP Bizimungu made the call on Friday, August 20 as he visited the RWAPSU base camp in the capital Bangui.

At Mamica RWAPSU base camp, the Head of MINUSCA Police component was given a presentation of the unit’s deployments and operational activities.

CP Bizimungu appreciated their contribution to security and peace in CAR. He reminded them that high level of discipline and team work are inevitable factors for a successful peacekeeping duty and urged them to maintain the spirit and the good work they are doing.

MINUSCA, he said, will continue to support Police units to address any challenges that may affect their performance in the execution of peacekeeping responsibilities.

This is part of CP Bizimungu’s visit to all Police units deployed under MINUSCA having taken over as the new Head of the Police Component in late June.

RWAPSU 1-6 of 140 Police officers was deployed in Bangui in May. The unit is assigned to perform various VIP tasks including close protection of the Prime Minister, President of the National Assembly and Minister of Justice.

The Rwandan unit is also charged with close protection to the UN Special Respresentative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to MINUSCA and static guard at his residence as well as the protection of the two deputy SRSGs

They also conduct other assigned tasks including escort duties but also support the local communities in human security activities.

RWAPSU is one of the three Rwandan Police contingents deployed in CAR with two of them composed of 140 officers and another Formed Police Unit (FPU) of 180 officers.

CP Bizimungu made the call on Friday, August 20, when he visited the RWAPSU base camp in the capital Bangui.

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