Acquaints himself with the operational and administrative activities of the Second Ghanaian Battalion (Ghanbatt 2) serving with the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
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Deputy Force Commander (DFC) and Chief United Nations Military Observer (UNMO) of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Brigadier General Ameer Muhammad Umrani has paid familiarisation visit to the Ghanaian Battalion on Thursday 18 April, 2024.

On arrival at the Athony Company Operating Base (COB), Abyei, the Headquarters of the Second Ghanaian Battalion (GHANBATT 2) the DFC inspected a parade mounted in his honour. He was subsequently briefed by the Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel ES Appiah and key appointment holders on the operational activities and mandate of the Ghanbatt.

Brigadier General Umrani in his remarks commended the Ghanbatt for the selfless dedication exhibited in the discharge of their duties in sector South and urged the Unit not to relent on their efforts at protecting civilians in their Area of Responsibility as outlined in the Battalion’s mission to achieve UNISFA’s mandate.

He also applauded Ghanbatt for their continuous support to the people of Abyei through Civil Military Cooperation activities and Community Engagements. He admonished troops to learn the local Dinka language to help them effectively engage with communities in sector South to further win their hearts and minds.

As part of the visit, the DFC toured Athony COB to inspect the ongoing SMART camp construction project. He also visited Banton Team Site enroute to UNISFA HQ.

Members of the delegation included Lieutenant Colonel Zahid Hassain, Military Advisor to the DFC, Major Akbar, UNMO Coordinate at the Force Headquarters (FHQ), Major Wang Jinan, Major Asif Raihan, Captain Bilal Akbar, ADC to DFC and some Staff Officers from the Force Headquarters.