United Nations Commends Liberia’s Peacekeepers’ Service in Mali
Monrovia – The High Command of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has commended the Liberia Contingent (LIBATT 6) for being extremely professional and well-trained in all aspects of peacekeeping activities in Mali.
The statement was made recently when the MMINUSMA Force Headquarters (FHQ) evaluated the training of the Liberia Force Protection Company (LIB FP Coy) which comprises 105 personnel. The LIB FP Coy is operating fixed sites in Timbuktu Camp/ SWHQ with good disciplinary records and predictable weekly and monthly schedules of personnel rotation.
The Unit Commander and Training officers are involved in all training activities couple with the high interest of all personnel. LIB FP Coy is exhibiting training commitments despite operational roles. LIB FP Coy has a very good performance in Quick Response Force (QRF) readiness.
Meanwhile, The AFL has successfully deployed its sixth batch of Peacekeepers under the command of Maj Picos L. Flemming, as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The deployment exercise followed the return of the fifth batch of the Liberian Contingent (LIBATT 5), commanded by Major James D. Fahnbulleh, II, after nearly 2 years and eight months of service in Mali.. The fifth batch of peacekeepers graciously returned on the 5th and 6th of October 2019 respectively through the RIA.
Personnel of the fifth Liberian contingent served the UN mission in Mali with distinction–bringing pride to Liberia among the comity of nations .We salute them for the job well done, and acknowledged that indeed they are “A Force for Good”.
The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia, Maj/Gen Prince C. Johnson, III, welcomed back home members of the AFL fifth Contingent and thanked them for their high level of discipline and outstanding performance at the UN mission in Mali. He also admonished personnel of the outgoing Contingent to exhibit high level of discipline, be committed to duty, and serve with integrity. He further called on them to maintain the oath of the AFL by protecting one another.
The 6th AFL Peacekeeping Contingent departed Liberia on the 5th and 6th of October 2019 respectively.
Meanwhile Personnel of LIBBATT 5 are now undergoing a two-week post deployment training at the Armed Forces Training Command in Careysburg, Montserrado County before finally going to join their family and specific units in the AFL. This training enables the personnel to cope with post deployment trauma, and it also builds their resilience to coping with present-day realities in both the military and their social environments with which they are expected to reunite.