UPDF Dispatches Extra 410 Soldiers to Somalia


viagra sans-serif; line-height: 200%; font-size: small;”>While flagging off the 410 soldiers to Somalia at Singo Peacekeeping Training Centre in Wakiso, Angina noted that UPDF is proud to be the first force to undertake such a historical task of offering protection to UN installations in Somalia.

Angina assured the UN that the army is ready and prepared to ensure that it offers credible services as expected from them and ready to provide more forces if there is still need.

“UPDF is a force that has come from the people explaining why it is called the people’s army which has given us mirage compared to other forces which don’t know strength comes from the people.”

At the same function, the COS Land Forces, Brig Leopold Kyanda, called upon the UNGU soldiers to take serious concern of the civilian personnel serving under UNGU.

“Please note that all their efforts augment military manoeuvres for the success of the mission,” remarked Kyanda.

Kyanda noted that Uganda’s contribution to UN missions cannot be underestimated since UPDF forces have participated in some of the most complex operations where soldiers have sacrificed their lives in the cause of ushering in peace and stability, especially on the African continent.

“Uganda joins UN Member States in contributing towards the cause of peace in Somalia, and the UPDF at the forefront of this endeavour, in a move to protect UN Staff, facilities and citizens.”

He added that the soldiers are sent to offer observation post, cordon and search, patrolling, convey and escort, create situation awareness, conduct outreach and engagement, provide critical infrastructure and assets protection, carry out detention and crowd management.

“The aspect of discipline and conduct not prejudicial to good order must be observed; the UPDF shall not tolerate any officer or militant who indulges in any acts of indiscipline whatsoever.”

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