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The Joint Task Force for Bangui commander visits Rwandan Police camp

By IGIHE
On 22 September 2021 at 07:29

The Joint Task Force for Bangui (JTFB) Commander, Brig. Gen Ely M’bareck Elkair, on Monday, September 20, visited the Rwanda Protection Support Unit (RWAPSU) serving under UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA).

Brig. Gen. Elkair from Mauritania and his delegation were received at the RWAPSU base camp MAMICA in Bangui by the contingent commander, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Innocent Rutagarama Kanyamihigo.

The JTFB was briefed on the command and operation duties and visited different areas of the camp.

While meeting officers of the Rwandan Police contingent, Brig. Gen. Elkair appreciated their dedication, professionalism and team spirit in the execution of their mandate.

He urged them to maintain the discipline that defines Rwandan Police officers in order to maintain the good image of their contingent and country in general.

The mission, he added, will remain closer and ready to support them and address any challenges that may affect their duties.

RWAPSU1-6 of 140 officers is one of the three Rwanda Police contingents serving under MINUSCA with a total strength of 460 officers.

The Protection Support 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.


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