Twenty-four of Ghana’s finest police officers, half of them women, have been awarded with UN medals for their selfless service to the people of South Sudan.
They are engaged in various tasks – including but not limited to patrolling, community policing, protection of civilians and capacity building of their South Sudanese colleagues – in Juba and seven UNMISS field offices across the country.
Ghana has contributed a total of 5,248 police officers, 878 of whom have been women, to UN peacekeeping missions on four continents since 1960.
Eight of these men and women have, over the years, lost their lives in the line of duty.
Since the establishment of UNMISS in 2011, 224 of them have served in South Sudan.
Source: Daily Mail GH