The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has told Officers and Militants of Battle Group XX11 and UNGU (United Nations Guard Unit) 1V to observe discipline and keep in line with the right ideology for the success of UPDF’s mission in Somalia.
He said this at the Singo-based Peace and Support Training Centre, in Nakaseke District, as he officiated the send-off ceremony of troops to Somalia, where Battle Group XX11 will serve under the mandate of the African Union while UNGU 1V will serve under the United Nations.
Gen Muhoozi told troops that the mission they are going for is a workable one since some of their brothers and sisters have already been to Somalia and returned safely.
He further urged them to work together because they are going to penetrate an area engulfed with many threats coupled with the absence of a frontline.
“You are not going for a picnic in Somalia. Therefore, be alert and respect the rules of engagement,” he said, adding that it is the duty of Battle Group XX11 and UNGU 1V to keep the Ugandan Flag high.