South Sudan

South Sudan: Fred Yiga Hands Over to Rwanda’s Munyambo as UN Police Chief

Yiga addressing a press conference in Juba on Wednesday (Photos: Gale Julius Dada/ChimpReports)

Fred Yiga, unhealthy Uganda’s Assistant Inspector General of Police will leave the United Nations Mission in South Sudan(UNMISS) after nearly ten years of service as UNMISS police Commissioner.

Yiga first worked with United National Development Program (UNDP) as the Technical Advisor for South Sudan’s Interior Minister and Inspector General of Police from June 2006 to May 2012.

He was appointed first UN police Commissioner in the independent South Sudan in 2012.

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“I’m going home without any incident on me. Not a single incident whether through hatred or dislike, nothing like that, I have had a smooth role in this country,” Yiga told reporters yesterday in Juba.

“The government, the Minister, the people of South Sudan, UN and the IGP allowed me to do my job. So I take this opportunity to thank them and I also thank my country for giving me the chance,” he added.

Yiya will be replaced by Bruce Munyambo, a senior Rwandan Police officer who will take his new role next Monday.

Fred Munyambo

Fred Munyambo

In a related development, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is expected to land in Juba (11.30, local time) where he will visit Protection of Civilian (POC) sites hosting thousands of internally Displaced persons in UN bases and hold talks with President Salva Kiir Mayardit.

Ban is visiting the country for the second time since he was appointed the UN chief.

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