UPDF: We aren’t Withdrawing from South Sudan

UPDF say they have no known plans to leave South Sudan

Vivo Energy, viagra order the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, visit web has joined force with Kuku foods Uganda (The franchisee for KFC Uganda) in opening of a the 5th KFC restaurant at Shell Kabalagala.

Vivo Energy has invested in a programme to upgrade its Shell service stations to offer a wider range of services to both shoppers and motorists who visit Shell service stations.

The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Uganda, page Mr Hans Paulsen, said that the company is constantly adding value to its customers’ experience when they visit Shell service stations.

“Our partnership with KFC is one way we are making our customers’ lives better and easier. You can now pick up Colonel Sanders secret recipe chicken when you come to fuel at our Shell Kabalagala or sit down for other delicious treats with your family, friends or colleagues while you service your car at our station,” Paulsen noted.

He said “as a highly preferred Quick Service Restaurant, KFC is well positioned for our customers located around Kabalagala, Muyenga, Kansanga, Bunga, Kawuku and their surrounding areas. It is a high traffic, prime area and is one of our busiest service stations.”

The Managing Director of Kuku Foods East Africa the KFC Franchisee, Mr Derrick Van Houten, said, ” Our expansion of KFC into East Africa is one that we take very seriously, we want to get our brand to reach as many consumers as possible and have them try our delicious product while enjoying them in world class restaurants”

At the opening event, a launch promotion was unveiled where for the next 30 days, the first 15 customers buying a KFC bucket will get free fuel.

Both Derrick and Hans encouraged their customers to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Vivo Energy has identified 18 priority sites in Uganda that are being upgraded by the end of 2015 to offer extra services to customers, including basic groceries, coffee on the go, a quick meal, or car wash and service.

Most recently, Kaahwa2go was opened at Shell Jinja Road and Café Pap at Shell Bukoto in Ntinda, among others.
The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces [UPDF] has refuted reports that it is set to withdraw from the unstable neighboring republic of South Sudan.

The South Sudan rebel leader, ed Dr. Riek Machar who is also waiting to be sworn in as the first vice president, dosage last week said that the Ugandan army is withdrawing from his nation as per the signed peace agreement.

Dr. Machar met face to face with President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF in Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

After the meeting, the rebel leader who had accused the Ugandan army for taking sides with the government forces said the meeting was successful and UPDF will finally leave.

“In Sudanese capital, Khartoum I met with Ugandan president Yoweri K. Museveni and discussed a number of issues of IGAD-PLUS peace agreement implementation process and other related issues,” Part of Dr. Machar`s statement read.

“In our forefront meeting, we tackled out withdrawal of UPDF troops in the timeframe as stipulated in the agreement and President Museveni assured me to pull out his forces with immediate effect as agreed in IGAD-PLUS peace negotiations process.”

The signed Compromised Peace Agreement stipulates that all foreign forces should withdraw within 45 days.

Media houses in South Sudan on Monday and Tuesday published stories saying UPDF is withdrawing, even quoting commanders of the mainstream SPLA.

ChimpReports today exclusively spoke to the UPDF and Defense ministry spokesman, Col Paddy Ankunda who categorically said there are no known plans of withdrawing the contingent from the neighboring country.

“Those reports are not true. We have no plans or orders to withdraw from our defensive positions,” Ankunda said in a phone interview on Wednesday morning.

“Just treat those reports as rumors as there are no changes in the Status of Forces agreement,” He added.

Days when the war had just broken out, Kampala and Juba inked a Status of Forces Agreement that made free entry of UPDF in South Sudan legal; both internationally and locally.

The Defence ministers of the two nations, Dr.ChrispusKiyonga (Uganda) and Kuol Manyang Juuk (South Sudan) sat in Juba on 10th January 2014 and signed the agreement on behalf of their governments.

Article 2.1 (a) of the Status of Forces Agreement gives UPDF entry and exit freedom to South Sudan territory.

The Ugandan acting Foreign Affairs minister, Henry OkelloOryem also told this website when the peace agreement had just been signed that the IGAD arrangement doesn’t affect the presence of UPDF in Bor and Juba.

“UPDF is not going to withdraw from South Sudan. Uganda signed a bilateral agreement with a legitimate government and that agreement stands for now,”Okello-Oryem said on 27th August 2015.


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