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Armed Forces of Liberia’s Eighth Contingent Honored in Mali

by Varflay Kamara

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Eight Contingent in Mali, under the United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission, has conducted its medal Day Parade at the Integrated Super Camp (ISC), Sector West Timbuktu, Mali, on 28 April 2023.

According to a release issued recently, the ceremony serves to acknowledge the quality of work and length of service of the UN, by awarding peacekeepers with medals and certificates.

Eligibility for the reward requires an individual to serve a minimum of ninety consecutive days in service of the UN.

The Liberian Contingent which currently serves as a Base Defense Unit (LBDU) was inducted into the Mission area on 30 August 2022, and 19 September 2022, respectively.

The Contingent Commander, Maj. Clarence Jallah Korvah congratulated his Contingent members over the conferment with the coveted UN Medals and thanked the High Command of the AFL for the level of support rendered while serving as peacekeepers in MINUSMA.

The Chief of Personnel of MINUSMA Force Headquarters, and AFL Senior Representative (SNR), Col. Davidson Forleh, represented the AFL.

During his remark, he congratulated the soldiers and hailed them for their professionalism in representing their families, the Army, and the Republic of Liberia.

The Sector Commander, Brigadier General Joel Pankabo Biwanlo of Burkina Faso, served as the Special Guest of Honor. He congratulated the soldiers for their service, discipline, and professionalism on the Mission for a well-deserved UN Peacekeeping Medal.

Since 2013, Liberia has contributed a little over a thousand peacekeepers.

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