Friday, September 8, 2017

Police Peace Keepers Return From Sudan

3:17:00 PM

About 103 out of 270 personnel of the Formed Police Unit serving under United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have returned safely to Ghana.

The personnel, who served a year in that country, were replaced by another batch of 103 police personnel.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, welcomed peace keepers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on behalf of government and the police administration after receiving a fine report about them from the officials of the United Nations.

He commended personnel for being fine ambassadors of the police service and raising the flag of Ghana high while serving in the war-torn country.

Ghana Police is the first to deploy personnel to United Nations Missions in 1960 in Congo, and since then have committed to the cause of the United Nations in the maintenance of world peace.

Mr Asante-Apeatu urged them to bring their rich experience to bear on their work in Ghana.

Ghana Police Service is striving to actualize its vision of becoming a world-class police service capable of delivering planned, democratic, protective and quiet services up to international standards.

Ghana Police Service started deploying personnel of Formed Police Unit to United Nations Missions in South Sudan on April 2015.

A total of 270 FPU personnel have so far been deployed to UN Mission, out of which 32 are females.

The Director General in-charge of the Public Affairs Directorate, ACP David Eklu, said the personnel are based in Unity Camp with a small detachment of 60 personnel in Wau, South Sudan.

We also have a level 1 Plus Clinic in Bentiu with a gynecologist due to the large number of female internally displayed persons in the camp.

The police personnel deployed from Ghana are to protect camps with internally displaced persons, provide security at critical installations, protect UN personnel and property and provide basic medical assistance to internally displaced persons, among others, he said.

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