The newly appointed Sector Unity Commander for United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Brig Gen MD Shamim Kamal has paid his maiden working visit to UNMISS Ghana Battalion (Ghanbatt) at Bentiu in South Sudan on Tuesday 12 January, 2021. The visit was to enable him familiarize himself with the Ghanbatt position, ascertain the conditions under which troops lived and also discuss pertinent issues of concern.
Brig Gen Shamim was welcomed by the Commanding Officer (CO) UNMISS Ghanbatt 8, Lt Col Robert Henry Kwegyir Sagoe and briefed on operational, administrative and logistic matters of the Battalion.
The CO intimated that the Battalion was faced with some challenges with United Nation’s Owned Equipment (UNOE), the major of which included dilapidated accommodation and ablution units serving troops in the Camp and the lack of proper field defences and air assets for reinforcement and evacuation plan for troops at Leer Company (COB) Operating Base. He appealed for the Sector Commander’s support to channel the challenges raised to the appropriate outfit to enhance the smooth running of the Battalion.
Brig Gen Shamim on his part assured that, the challenges faced will be channeled to the appropriate higher authorities. He on the other hand stressed that troops ought to abreast with the current standards of operation more importantly understand the Rules of Engagement in the operational arena to ensure safety at all times. He urged Command to take initiative on the necessary measures to help manage collective stress in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) amidst performing the mandated tasks especially in these uncertain times.