Visit of the Force Commander to the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit –Minusca

Published on: 2:27pm on Tuesday 16th December 2014
Visit of the Force Commander to the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit –Minusca
The Force Commander of MINUSCA, Lt Gen Martin Chomu Tumenta, visited the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit campsite near the Military Hangar in M’Poko, Bangui on 2 December 2014.

The contingent shifted from the UN transit camp in PK-11 to its campsite near the Military Hangar area in M’poko on 14 November 2014. Since then, the contingent has greatly improved its living conditions and the surrounding area. The Force Commander had requested to visit this campsite to see the progress made by the contingent and later, after discussions with the Contingent Commander, it was agreed that he would visit on 2 December 2014.
All personnel of the contingent began arranging the campsite up to inspection standards. It was imperative that the highest standards be maintained in order to project the good name of our country.  

The Force Commander was officially welcomed with a Street Lining, and was taken to the Contingent Commander’s Office after introducing all the officers. A presentation was conducted by the Contingent Commander to brief the Force Commander which included information about Sri Lanka, the progress made by the Contingent and future plans to uplift the facilities at the campsite.

The visit lasted for approximately one and a half hours and the Force Commander was highly impressed with the standards of the Sri Lanka Aviation Unit. This was reflected in the note written on the visitor’s book at the temporary Officer’s Mess, where the Force Commander was also treated to a lunch buffet in true SLAF style.
Lt Gen Tumenta commented on the fact that the contingent had achieved great results in a very short period and that this is the benchmark which other contingents in the mission should adhere to. He praised the contingent for maintaining the excellence expected of an aviation unit, for being professional and resourceful and had also mentioned the same to the entire mission staff officers at the Morning Intelligence Briefing the following day.

It is without a doubt an honor to have kept the country and the SLAF flag flying high among a global, multi-national environment and the contingent is confident that these standards and professionalism will be held throughout the entire mission.
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