Brigadier General Simon Ezo'o Mvondo, commander of the 1st Joint Military Region, completed on September 11, 2020, the pre-deployment training of the 7th contingent that Cameroon is preparing to deploy in the Central African Republic (CAR) on behalf of MINUSCA.
With 750 soldiers and 86 reservists, this battalion underwent training of more than three months, from June 6 to September 11, 2020, at the training center of Motchéboum in the Eastern Region.
According to battalion commander Laurent Nseke Dibombe, who was in charge of pre-deployment training, the training received by this contingent focused mainly on mastering the general principles of UN missions and developing individual skills.
To the soldiers who will soon be deployed in the CAR, the commander of the 1st Joint Military Region recommended that they “be in tune with the ideals and ethics advocated by the United Nations.”
Brigadier General Simon Ezo'o Mvondo warned them against sexual exploitation and abuse. "All those who become the subject of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse will not only be immediately repatriated but be punished with the utmost vigor," he said.