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Rwandan peacekeepers conduct community work in Bangui

By IGIHE
On 31 October 2021 at 11:00

Rwandan Peacekeepers (RWABATT8, RWABATT9) serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in collaboration with Bangui City leadership and local population have conducted community work in 5th and 6th Arrondissement, Bangui Capital City.

These activities held on Saturday 30th October 2021, included cleaning and medical services at Marché Miskin in 5th Arrondissement and Marché Petevo in 6th Arrondissement.

The community work aims at sharing the practice of ’Umuganda’ as one of the homegrown solutions aimed at uniting people and help the community to protect their environment.

After community work Rwandan peacekeepers provided medical care to the local population. The health services included medical screening for non-communicable diseases such as blood pressure, obesity, and other diseases such as malaria where rapid tests were performed, and treatment provided to those who were positive.

The Mayor of Bangui Capital City, Emile Gros Raymand Nakombo thanked Rwandan peacekeepers for their support in protecting civilians and participating in cleaning and protecting their environment.

“The community work conducted today, is a lesson borrowed from Rwanda and will contribute to our country’s development,” he said.

The Rwabatt8 Contingent Commander Col Augustin Migabo urged the local population of Bangui to adopt community work concept (Umuganda) as a solution to ensure a clean and safe environment.


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