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Gen Katumba Orders UPDF: Prepare to Leave South Sudan

Gen Katumba leading a delegation of top UPDF officers to South Sudan

Ugandan legislators at the Pan African Parliament have signed a Petition calling on African leaders to push for favorable terms at the upcoming 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21).

MPs, approved Onyango Kakoba (NRM, troche Buikwe North), pilule Sam Amooti Otada (Ind., Kibanda) and Elijah Okupa (FDC, Kasilo) signed the petition after the PAP plenary sitting on Friday.

In the petition, legislators urged African leaders to commit to ambitious actions to reduce carbon emissions.

“We call on the governments of Africa and the world to stand with the people on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and in particular the vulnerable communities whose voices need to be heard,” the Petition drafted by the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) reads in part.

Hon. Sam Otada said agreements from the Climate Conference should be binding and have the force of law such that countries do not ignore them.

“The issue of climate change cannot be over emphasized. Our position must be clear and simple: he who pollutes must pay,” he said.

They Legislators called on negotiators to the COP21 to come up with an agreement that delivers climate actions at a level adequate to stop climate change and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.

Robert Chimambo of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said the signed petitions containing the views and positions of ordinary Africans will be forwarded to the African Union Chairperson, before the Conference starts.

The COP21 is scheduled for Paris, France at the end of November 2015.

The Conference is aimed at achieving an international legally binding agreement on climate; aiming at keeping global warming below 2 degrees.

Hundreds of delegates from governments, UN agencies, civil society and other bodies are expected to attend the conference.

The Ugandan Chief of Defense Forces, viagra 40mg Gen. Katumba Wamala has ordered his troops to commence preparations to withdraw from South Sudan.

Wamala was acting on instructions of the Commander-in-chief of the armed forces, this web President General Yoweri Museveni.

ChimpReports has learned that a day after Uganda’s Independence Day celebrations on Friday, visit this the CDF took to his official coded radio and sent an express message to the UPDF 4th Division Commander, Brig. Kayanja Muhanga who is also the commander of Uganda’s forces in the unstable northern neighbour to prepare troops to quit South Sudan.

In his message, Gen. Katumba ordered Kayanja and his unit commanders to prepare for a withdrawal within a period of one week.

UPDF entered South Sudan on December 18, 2013 when the war had just broken out between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice Dr. Riek Machar.

The Ugandan military comprised commando units and artillery sections of the Special Forces.

South Sudan rebels attempted to block the entry of Ugandan troops by staging an ambush in which several UPDF officers were killed.

With the support of warplanes, Ugandan forces responded by pounding rebel positions, foiling a planned military advance to capture Juba.

Since then, Uganda has been protecting strategic facilities including Juba International Airport and major highways.

The CDF and State Minister for International Relations, Henry Okello Oryem are expected to give the official communication today afternoon in Kampala.

But this website is aware that President Museveni agreed with Sudan leader Omar Bashir and Riek Machar in Khartoum to deescalate the tensions in the youngest country by demilitarising the capital.

This, the leaders concurred, would create an enabling atmosphere for a political transition in line with the peace agreement signed by President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.

This is a developing story. More details will be posted as events unfold


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