General News of Sunday, 23 February 2020Source: GNAGhana’s Battalion in South Sudan awardedFile photoSoldiers of the Ghanaian Battalion serving with the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS GHANBATT 7) have been awarded with the prestigious United Nations Peacekeeping Medals for their selfless service. The award was also in recognition of their immense contributions towards the peace process in the Republic of South Sudan. The statement said the performance of GHANBATT 7 had drawn admirations from both military and civilian components of UNMISS and the local communities. It said the Secretary-General of the United Nations had a zero tolerance policy towards Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and praised the efforts of the Commanding Officer in instituting appropriate measures to guard against acts of misconduct. The ceremony was witnessed by Nana Ama Twum-Amoah, Ghana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia with oversight on South Sudan, a high powered delegation from Ghana led by Rear Admiral Seth Amoama, the Chief of the Naval Staff, Brigadier General Johnson Kofi Akou-Adjei, the Senior National Representative who also doubles as the UNMISS Sector North Commander, among other dignitaries.
Source: GhanaWeb February 23, 2020 15:56 UTC