Sunday March 19, 2023
Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Battle Group (BG) XXXVIII has right this moment been flagged off to serve beneath the bidding of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia.
The Commandant Military Police Maj Gen Don Nabaasa presided over right this moment’s flag-off ceremony and likewise obtained United Nations Guard Unit (UNGU) VIII on behalf of the Chief of Defence Forces Gen Wilson Mbadi.
Both services occurred on the Peace Support Operations Training Center (PSO – TC) in Singo, Nakaseke district.
In his remarks, Maj Gen Don Nabaasa hailed the President and Commander in Chief of the UPDF H.E Gen (Rtd)Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for advertising the Pan – African spirit, as evidenced by all of the Battle Groups which have served in Somalia since 2007.
Maj Gen Nabaasa welcomed again UNGU VIII and counseled them for a job properly completed. “One year in Somalia and coming back with no major incidents and indirect attacks is not a joke. It is a joy to receive you back and we thank God,” he stated.
He requested them to maintain calm of their new communities since they’ve been away for a very long time and additional implored them to cautiously make investments their hard-earned cash in income-generating events like poultry and piggery, saying that the latter adjustments way of life.”Do not waste it, don’t rush for fancy matters,” famous Maj Gen Nabaasa.
He additionally inspired them to reside a wholesome way of life whilst sustaining the spirit and unity of the National Resistance Army (NRA)/UPDF to proceed serving the kingdom as required. “I congratulate UNGU VIII for collectively executing their mandate,” he concluded.
Speaking to BG XXXVIII, Maj Gen Don Nabaasa cautioned them to strategy the mission vicinity with focus, dedication and zeal. “Be vigilant, operate with the Somali Operational Plan and follow the UPDF doctrine while embracing peace support procedures and continue to degrade Al-Shabaab,” he observed.
The Commandant on the Peace Support Operations and Training Centre Singo (PSO-TC) Brig Gen Max Gumisiriza thanked the UPDF management and the guidance companions for his or her continual assist in the direction of the guidance centre.
He hailed UNGU VIII beneath BG Commander Lt Col Peter Mabunga for doing their work professionally whilst in Somalia.
He went on to thank guidance companions, chief instructors and ATMIS coordinators for his or her efforts and continual assist in the direction of PSO-TC.
He concluded by wishing BG XXXVIII good luck and a peaceable keep in Somalia.
Both services have been additionally attended by Civil leaders, nearby leaders, Chief instructors, and UPDF Senior and Junior officers, amongst others.