The officers organized in two contingents of 140 each – a Formed Police Unit (FPU) and Protection Support Unit (PSU) – will replace the same number later this week.
DIGP Munyuza urged them to aim for service excellence and professionalism during their mission spell.
“The skills you acquired in your intensive preparations for this mission should be put to effective use. The pre-deployment training was designed in line with the peacekeeping standards which you must observe to the best of your expectation,” he said.
He urged them to keep up the good conduct they exhibited during their preparations and reminded them that they will be representing their country and should be at the best of their performance.
“Your country and Rwanda National Police (RNP) in particular, have full trust in you. Remember your conduct and professionalism will depict the image and values of Rwandans…ensure your performance is exceptionally good and maintain the same spirit to the end of the mission,” said the deputy Police Chief.
He reminded them that Rwandan peacekeepers are known for their professionalism, discipline, teamwork and alertness, and urged them to keep the country on the same path by ensuring they maintain the reputation.
DIGP Munyuza reminded the officers that respect and hard work should be part of their guiding tools to achieve mission excellence.
Currently, RNP maintains over 1000 police peacekeepers in various missions.