UNMISS celebrates 76th UN Peacekeepers Day at Bentiu Stadium on the theme “Building Better Together”
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The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNIMISS) Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT) 11 has participated in the 76th UN Peacekeepers Day celebrations on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

The event was held at the Bentiu Stadium on the theme “Building Better Together” to celebrate men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations Peacekeeping and also pay tribute to those who lost their lives in pursuant of global peace.

It was marked with a short parade by troops drawn from GHANBATT, Ghana Formed Police Unit (GHANFPU), Mongolian Battalion (MONBATT), Pakistan Military Engineering Task Force (PakMEFT), Cambodian Military Police, United Nations Police (UNPOL) and some Military Observers.


The Acting Head of UNMISS Bentiu Field Office, Madam Stella Folasade Abayomi in an address on behalf of the UNMISS Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG), thanked all Peacekeepers for their sacrifices and contributions in transitioning South Sudan from conflict to peace and democracy. She also thanked the people of South Sudan for their support and being partners in peace, wishing them successes as the country approaches its first post-independence elections in December 2024.

Speaking on behalf of the South Sudan government, the Acting Governor of Unity State, Brigadier General Tor Tunguar Kueigong emphasised the need to appreciate the efforts of Peacekeepers in restoring peace in war torn countries.

He further expressed appreciation on behalf of the Unity State government for the cordial partnership and support of UNMISS in various sectors of the economy and also commended Mission for its response in rescuing the entire Rubkona County from flood.

He then thanked GHANBATT 11 for their continuous contributions and efforts in the maintenance of peace in the remote areas of Unity State including Leer and Koch Counties.

Brig Gen TT Kueigong requested for continuous support from UNMISS leadership following the flood warnings from the Government of Uganda on the release of excess water from Lake Victoria and some dams within the country.