Source: Ministry of Defence Rwanda
The second group of 157 Inf Bn departed this morning for El Fasher, Darfour, Sudan for Peace Keeping mission under UNAMID. 267 officers and men, in a jubilant mood and high morale characterised by traditional army songs and dance, were seen off at Kanombe International Airport by the Army Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Caesar Kayizari, accompanied by several High Ranking RDF top brass.
The Chief of Staff urged the 157 Inf Bn to be exemplary and be characterized by high discipline. He advised them to keep in mind that they are going to represent the whole country and have to be good ambassadors of Rwanda while executing their mission.
The 157 Inf Bn commanded by Col John Bosco Rutikanga who will also take over as the Sector Commander for Sector North will deploy at El Fasher Super Camp and Shangir Tobai.
RDF troop rotation of four battalions is expected to complete on 2 August 2011 with the final lifting of 266 officers and men of 157 Inf bn and arrival of a similar number from 11 Inf Bn.