UNMISS GHANBATT 7 wins Danish Contingent Competition

Accra The Ghana Battalion (GHANBATT 7) at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) emerged as winners of the Danish Contingent Competition (DANCON March) after running approximately 26 kilometers with 10 kilograms of weight, in two hours.

The competition, held at the UNMISS base in Bentiu, Unity State, was to test the endurance capabilities of soldiers and to contribute to charity.

This was contained in a statement issued to the Ghana News Agency by Sub-Lieutenant Ako Nai, the Press and Information Officer of the Ghanaian Battalion in South Sudan.

The statement said the GHANBATT 7 team of ten men, competed with about 500 other participants and with shear will and determination won the first, second, third and fourth spots respectively.

“The DANCON MARCH is a tradition for Danish soldiers, wherever they are stationed and has been held every year since 1972 and featured GHANBATT, Ghana Formed Police Unit (FPU), MONBATT, INDIAN HMEC, UK ENGRS and Members from the Mission Support Area.

The statement said, the representative of the Danish contingent Competition, Major P Koch, thanked all the participants for making the competition a success, awarded them with medals and encouraged them to keep training and always maintain their fitness level as soldiers”.

Source: Ghana News Agency