Uganda has been selected to host the 3rd ministerial meeting for African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis (ACIRC) of volunteer countries.
The 3-days meeting which will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from August 27- 29, 2017 will be attended by experts, chief of defence staff and ministers from different ACIRC member nations.
According to a statement from the UPDF spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire, the meeting is intended to look into among other things the operational budget of ACIRC, progress report as directed by LAUDA declaration, the revised ACIRC framework national roaster and the utulutivu Africa lll command post exercise after action review report.
Part of the statement reads: “The meeting will be attended in three parts. On 27th august, experts from the volunteer countries will meet, the chief of defense staffs will meet on the 28th while ministers will meet on the 29th of August 2017, all meetings at Serena hotel.”
ACIRC is an interim multinational African initiative set up in November 2003 for military intervention as in or when need arises on Africa.
It is comprised of volunteer state members which include Chad, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan Senegal, Algeria Egypt, Angola, Burkina Faso, Niger, Rwanda and south Africa.