January 24, 2024
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ATMIS commends Uganda Peace troops for their pivotal role in the security and stability of Somalia

MOGADISHU– The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS ) has on Wednesday recognised and acknowledged the efforts by 41 officers in Mogadishu for their remarkable contributions to Somalia’s stability. Soldiers from Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Battle Group-37 were commended for their relentless efforts against eradicating and combatting with Al-Shabaab. The officers were also applauded... Read More

MOGADISHU– The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS ) has on Wednesday recognised and acknowledged the efforts by 41 officers in Mogadishu for their remarkable contributions to Somalia’s stability.

Soldiers from Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Battle Group-37 were commended for their relentless efforts against eradicating and combatting with Al-Shabaab.

The officers were also applauded for facilitating logistics, convoys, and supporting the local population in Lower Shabelle region.

The ceremony, led by ATMIS Force Commander Lt. Gen. Sam Okiding and Sector One Commander Brig. Gen. Anthony Lukwago Mbuusi hailed the unwavering dedication of the officers towards the peace and stability of Somalia.

Uganda is among peace contributing countries in Somalia that have large peace mission troops who have helped and significantly contributed to the security and stability reforms currently being witnessed in Somalia.

The East African country was the first to deploy troops under AMISOM into Somalia in March 2007. So far, Uganda has provided all four AMISOM Force Commanders with the recent outgoing being w Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti was replaced by Lt. Gen. Silas Ntigurirwa from Burundi.

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