MILAD (DPO), General (Gen) Birame Diop visits UNISFA GHANBATT 2
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Military Adviser (MILAD) at the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, General (Gen) Birame Diop, has visited the Second Ghanaian Battalion (GHANBATT 2) of United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on Thursday 26 October 2023.

The 4-day working visit to the Battalion Headquarters, Athony Company Operating Base (COB), was to enable the General familiarise himself with GHANBATT activities in ensuring UNISFA’s mandate in Sector South.

General Birame Diop, expressed his appreciation to the Battalion for the dedication and commitment in achieving UNISFA’s mandate in Abyei. He added that Ghana has been recognised as an experienced Troop Contributing Country (TCC) in Peace Support Operations and urged the Battalion to bring these experiences to bear in the Abyei Box to help UNISFA achieve its mandate.

He added that effective teamwork and synergy amongst the Military, Police and Civilian components as well as other stakeholders including the local community would ensure peace and security in the Abyei Region.

The Commanding Officer (CO), Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Edward Sarpong Appiah briefed the MILAD and his entourage on GHANBATT’s Operational Activities in Sector South of UNISFA Area of Operation.

Members of his delegation included the Acting Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Benjamin Olufemi Sawyerr, Special Assistance to the MILAD Commander Kylie Robson, the Force Chief of Staff Col Al Achhab Mohamed, Force Provost Marshal Lt Col KF Mutugi and other Staff Officers from the Force Headquarters.