Rwandan Police peacekeepers from the Formed Police Unit-Three (FPU-3) contingent serving under the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS joined the local Police in Umuganda at Yei Police station in Juba.
Spearheaded by FPU-3 contingent commander, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jeannette Masozera, the Rwandan peacekeepers worked together with South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS) officers to clean the station and its surroundings.
They also picked up litter and trimmed bushes around the station.
Yei Police station commander, Capt. Madhong Kuc Yak thanked the Rwandan peacekeepers adding that the communal exercise defines the good relations between Rwanda National Police (RNP) and South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS), and the two countries in general.
“This community exercise sends good message to communities around this Police station of the importance of coming together for the common purpose. It is also something that will always remind us… a remembrance even when Rwandan peacekeepers complete their mission here in South Sudan,” said Capt. Madhong.
He added that Rwanda serves as an example of how Police and the public work together for the overall well-being of the people.
“Personally, I like the way you do it in Rwanda; how the Police and the citizens work together in such hygiene and human security activities. We know what happened in Rwanda—the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi—and how the country has moved very fast with the reconciliation, commitment, and cooperation as one people and one voice as security organs. This is an example for us to follow,” Capt. Madhong added.
SSP Masozera pledged continued support and partnership in various aspects of policing and the overall wellbeing of civilians.
“As Rwandan Police peacekeepers, we are here to also support you,” SSP Masozera said, adding that Umuganda will be organized at least once every month.