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UNMISS honors 22 individual police officers

Some of the 22 honoured Police Officers by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

KAMPALA – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) leadership has on Tuesday, July 23 honoured twenty-two (22) Individual Police Officers (IPOs) from Uganda for their invaluable contribution to the professional growth of South Sudan National Police Force (SSNPF).

The UNMISS Police Commissioner, Unaisi Lutu Vuniwaqua, who represented the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) awarded the medalists with special United Nations medals as a token of appreciation for their sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance towards building the capacity of SSNPF.

“I commended the Uganda Police Force (UPF) for deploying to the mission-capable IPOs with 36% women,” she said.

She further applauded AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe, the UPF director for peace support operations for finding time to visit the troops, adding that it gives a lot of motivation to the officers on a mission.

The Commissioner added that since the IPOs deployment on October 01, 2018, the officers have been making great contributions torwards the implementation of UNMISS mandate.

UNMISS has a mandate to protect civilians, train, mentor and the overall reforms and restructuring interventions such as observance of human rights, rule of law among others.

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