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The Government of the United States of America has Friday handed over vehicles to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at the Ministry of Defence headquarters, this cialis 40mg http://colombiareports.com/wp-includes/class-wp-theme.php Mbuya.

The eight bullet proof Land cruiser SUV cars worth billions of shillings were handed over by Lieutenant Colonel Giff Haddock of the US Army on behalf of the US Ambassador to Uganda.

The Joint Chief of Staff of the UPDF, ed purchase Maj Gen Wilson Mbadi received and signed off the vehicles from the US officials on behalf of the UPDF.

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Lt Col Haddock, information pills who is the Programs Chief – Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy, said the donation is from the Department of Defence and reiterated the US Government’s commitment to continue supporting the UPDF to build its capacity.

He added that it’s the UPDF to determine where it will deploy the vehicles.

As part of the continued support to the UPDF, Lt Col Haddock revealed that the Department of Defence will further deliver other fifteen war vehicles to UPDF in a couple of days.

“We shall deliver 12 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles to specifically support the UPDF in Somalia and other three to be used for training purposes in Uganda,” Lt Col Haddock revealed.

Some of vehicles handed to UPDF today by United States

Some of vehicles handed to UPDF today by United States

Uganda maintains elite military units in Somalia, CAR and South Sudan.

Maj Gen Mbadi extended his thanks to the US Government for the donation and continued support that has greatly contributed in building capacity in the UPDF.

“The US Government has continued to offer help to the UPDF in not only building its (UPDF) capabilities for the Defence of Uganda but also in its regional peace endeavors like in the fight against terrorism in Somalia.” Gen Mbadi said.

Mbadi appreciates the U.S. army's support delivered by Colonel Giff Haddock at a function in Kampala today

Mbadi appreciates the U.S. army’s support delivered by Colonel Giff Haddock at a function in Kampala today

Maj Gen Mbadi added: “We pledge to use this donation effectively especially in combating terrorism in Uganda.”

Army spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said the MRAPs expected to arrive a week or two from today will be a huge contribution not only in the fight against terrorism but also a key contributor to regional peace and stability.

“The US Government is a key contributor to the UPDF in several fields like equipment support and training among others, which has significantly enhanced the professionalization drive in the UPDF and its (UPDF’s) efficiency in operation,” Ankunda told ChimpReports.
Al Shabaab have claimed responsibility for the massive bomb explosion and heavy gun attack at the Central Hotel in Mogadishu, this site http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-client.php Somalia where several government officials were residing on Friday.

The afternoon gunfire rocked Mogadishu with a loud explosion confirmed near the presidential palace’s main gate.

Large plumes of smoke billowed into the sky during today’s fighting.

Government and medics are yet to give accurate figures of casualties though independent sources put the death toll at 7.

“We targeted the main residence accommodating senior government leaders, dosage http://cfbtoman.com/wp-includes/admin-bar.php ” the Al Shabaab said in a brief statement.

Somali forces responded with heavy artillery, find killing the militants.

This could be the deadliest bombing in the capital since the Christmas Day bombings in a high ranking Ugandan army officer was killed.

It remains unclear if Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was at the presidential palace at the time of the attack.


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