Twenty-four (24) of the finest police officers of the Ghana Police Service – half of them women – have been awarded weII-deserved United Nations (UN) medals for their selfless service for United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) and the people of South Sudan, in the name of peace, on Thursday 16th January 2020.

The perfectly gender-balanced contingent is engaged in a variety of 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 five thousand two hundred and forty-eight (5,248) police officers, hundred and seventy-eight (878) of whom have been women, to UN peacekeeping missions on four continents since 1960, eight (8) 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.


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