On Tuesday, 26th November, The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dan Munyuza briefed the police officers on operational and professional conduct as they get ready for service in in South Sudan.
IGP Munyuza urged the officers to fulfill the mission for which they are being deployed and make their country proud.
He urged them to put to use the knowledge and skills they acquired during the preparations which will reinforce the reputation of professionalism Rwandan Police Officers have built during such missions over the years.
“You have been trained adequately and we expect that you will fulfill the obligations you will be given with professionalism. Uphold discipline and unity virtues and respect your superiors as teaches the Rwandan Police code of ethics.”
IGP Munyuza added that one of the aspects that will help them fulfill their duties is respecting the citizens in the host country and learning from other police officers they will meet on the ground.
“Always respect the citizens in the host country and their cultures. Never forget that learning is a continuous process. Learn from the experience of other peacekeepers.”
This is the fifth cohort that will be deployed in South Sudan. It is under the command of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Fabien Musinguzi, who will be replacing Assistant Commissioner of Police, Paul Gatambira.
Currently, Rwanda has 1055 police officers in peacekeeping operations in Central African Republic, Sudan and South Sudan. Rwanda is the second country with most deployed police officers under UN peacekeeping operations around the world.