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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Zambian Peacekeepers Get A-PLUS in Central African Republic

ZAMBIA Army commander Paul Mihova has commended Zambian troops deployed to Central African Republic (CAR) on a peacekeeping mission for their professionalism and dedication to duty in ensuring peace is restored in that country.

General Mihova said Zambia Army is always called for peacekeeping missions in troubled areas because of exemplary performance and competence of the soldiers. He was speaking when he addressed Zambian troops deployed as peacekeepers in Central African Republic (CAR). This is contained in a statement issued by Zambia Army spokesperson Chris Musonda yesterday.

And deputy force commander of the United Nations Multi-Dimensional Integrated and Stabilization Mission in Central Africa (MINUSCA) Ahmed Shafiuddin praised the troops for safe-guarding lives of the civilian populace in the mission area despite the hostile environment.

He said the Zambian troops have demonstrated high levels of professionalism, especially during the 2015 crisis, resulting in the peace people are enjoying in Birao town. General Ahmed Shafiuddin was speaking recently when he conferred United Nations’ medals on the Zambian peacekeepers in Central African Republic.

Meanwhile, Vakaga provincial administrator Mahamat Ousmane said the people of CAR are happy with the efforts and goodwill demonstrated by the Zambian troops in ensuring peace is restored. He said this when Gen Mihova paid a courtesy call on him in Central African Republic Vakaga Province.

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