Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi, on Monday bid farewell to the United Nation Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) after completing his two-year tour of duty as the mission’s Force Commander.
Lt Gen Kamanzi was appointed UNMISS Force Commander by the United Nation Secretary General António Guterres on April 6, 2017.
He is replaced by Indian Army officer, Lieutenant General Shailesh Tinaikar who was appointed by the UN Secretary General on Friday.
A farewell parade was held at UNMISS Force headquarters Juba in South Sudan, on the occasion and was attended by UNMISS military officials which included Deputy Force Commander, Staff Officers, all contingents from Rwanda, China, Nepal, India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Cambodia, according to a statement by the Ministry of Defence.
Before leading UNMISS, Lt Gen Kamanzi had led the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) since 2016, he served as Army Chief of Staff in the Rwanda Defence Force (2012-2015).
He also served as Commander of the Rwanda Military Academy (2010-2012) and commanded an infantry brigade (2007-2010).
He held the position of Deputy Force Commander in the African Union Mission in Sudan (2006-2007) and also served as a member of Joint Military Commission, Lusaka Peace Process for the DR Congo (1999-2000).