Two female officers leave for Darfur
January 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Two women officers who make up the 13 member United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) contingent say they are ready for the challenge of policing in a new environment.
UNAMID will be the first tour for Woman Detective Constable Ateshni Askika Ram and Woman Police Constable Ilisabeta Iliana.
Ram who is based at the Nausori Police Station says she has prepared well for the year away from home adding her family has given her their full blessings.
WPC Iliana who has spent the last 11 years in the Force, leaving her family and her 9 children behind will also be difficult.
The deployment of the two women also means that the Fiji Police Force has continuously met its quota for the number of female officers deployed for various UN missions.
More than 70 officers are currently on deployment at various UN mission areas.
The contingent departed Fiji on Friday night.