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CDF Meets the US Delegation

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CDF Meets the US Delegation

Posted Feb 21, 2017

A delegation of Army Generals and brigadiers from the National Defence University in the US Army on Monday 20th attended a high profile closed door session at the CMI Headquarters, Mbuya.

The CDF Gen David Muhoozi officiated at the opening of the session about counter terrorism.  Gen Muhoozi said Uganda largely a peaceful country in a fragile region with many refugees who translate into other issues.  Muhoozi added that the threat of terrorism is real with main supply route encountering threats. “Despite the odds, we have done our best to succeed to make activities of LRA unsuccessful”. He said

The US assistant commandant of Marine Corps, Gen John Paxton said that the new leadership of their team like any other government would be continuing to participate and work with the UPDF as team entirely.

 “The UPDF institution has been reluctant to engage women fully, yet women should be engaged to win over the population because they are mainly affected and they could be used to win over the entire population” said Muhoozi.

Muhoozi added that the UPDF readiness is how the institution is spread such as in CAR what the UPDF does there? “We are becoming more less of a peace keeping force, rather hostages of more other issues”.

The Director Counter Terrorism Col IrumbaTingira, highlighted Uganda’s internal security and political situation at hand in his presentation.  According to Tingiras presentation, Uganda is generally a peaceful country, although the country remains the vital target for terrorists due to its central role in peace keeping in Somalia.

The country continues to support both regional and international efforts aimed at bringing peace with in the region.