The Ghanaian Police contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been honoured for their meritorious service to the nation at a short ceremony in the capital, Mogadishu.
This was done by H.E Wafula Wamunyinyi who is the Deputy Special Representative of the chair person of the African Union Commission (DSRCC) and the AMISOM Police Commissioner, Dr. Charles Makono. Interestingly, this is the first time an African Union Police (AUPOL) contingent member have been decorated by a Police Commissioner.
The seven member Ghanaian contingent medal parade coincided with the independence anniversary week of Ghana and the anniversary week of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
His Excellency, Honourable Wafula Wamunyinyi in his words said, “the day should always be remembered by AMISOM since it was the day the first UGABAG troops arrived marking the turnaround of events in the two decade it troubled Somalia”. Ghana had its independence on 6th March, 1957 whiles AMISOM was commissioned on 6th March, 2007 hence 55 years and 5 years respectively.
The Police Commissioner also encouraged and urged the AUPOL to work harder in the months ahead. He again suggested that Medals should be given on merit and not just on silver platter. The program came to an end when dinner was held to commemorate the 55th Independence Day which came about through positive defiance and also gave birth to Pan – Africanism.
Congratulation to the Ghanaian Police contingents.