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Keep making Ghana proud – Bawumia to Ghanaian peacekeepers in Lebanon


Bawumia is the first Ghanaian head of state to visit troops in Lebanon, although Ghana buttressed the UNIFIL mission since its commencement in 1978.

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has applauded Ghanaian military troops and administrative staff who are currently on a United Nations mission to support peaceful operations of Israeli troop withdrawal in Lebanon.

Under the GHANBATT 85 of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), 850 officers are deployed there to restore peace and security in the embattled Middle Eastern country, with special attention to Lebanon and Israeli’s shared border.

In an address at their operational headquarters Wednesday at Al-Qawzah, Lebanon, Bawumia commended the officers and urged them to continue in their efforts in maintaining “high standards of discipline.”

“I congratulate the Commanding Officer, Officers, Men and Women of UNIFIL GHANBATT 85 for the impressive performance over the period. Your performance is a true reflection of the high standard of professionalism, diligence and discipline of all Ghanaian soldiers,” said Bawumia.  

He continued: “From the briefings we have been given, I am pleased to note that your effective and continuous domination of GHANBATT 85 Area of Responsibility as well as timely reaction to incidents has been highly commended by key stakeholders, notable among them, the Sector West Commander and indeed the UNIFIL Force Commander.”