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Rwanda’s Peacekeepers Conduct “umuganda” Community Work in Darfur

Rwanda peacekeepers (Rwanbatt 47) with contingents from other countries deployed in African Union/United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on 5th March 2016 conducted Umuganda or community work in El-Fasher Super Camp and surroundings.


The Umuganda was prepared by UNAMID leadership aimed at cleaning their environment and also encouraging the peacekeepers on keeping the culture of protecting their environment.

The UNAMID leadership wants to make it a monthly activity that could help them protecting the environment. Umuganda is one of the major homegrown initiatives that helped in rebuilding Rwanda.

UNAMID leaders, troops plus Police Units at EL- Fasher Super Camp participated and the activity was focused at removing debris and plastic bags all around as well as cleaning gardens.

When launching the function, the UNAMID Force Commander, Lt Gen FPeacekeepers Conduct “umuganda” Community Work in Darfur
M Kamanzi recalled the peacekeepers on the necessity of having a clean and protected environment. “You know very well that we are working in a desert region, this is why we should double our efforts to protect our environment, make sure we clean where we live and at office place.

This will help us to remain healthy hence performing our duties as it is required, and we should teach this culture to the community around” he said.

Rwanda peacekeepers camp at EL-Fasher.

Rwanda Peacekeepers previously conducted Umuganda in Darfur where they planted trees at UNAMID Headquarters, El- Fasher and other places where they are deployed.

The trees have grown up very well and have positively changed the climatic environment to the benefit of the population in El Fasher.

By Robert Muriisa via RDF.

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