today's Pick
Uganda pledges 736 soldiers for regional standby force
Publish Date: Jun 27, 2014
Uganda pledges 736 soldiers for regional standby force
President Yoweri Museveni
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter

President Yoweri Museveni has pledged Uganda’s commitment to provide a battalion of 736 officers of UPDF for the Eastern African Standby Force.


“Uganda pledges to provide 736 officers and men for the Eastern African Standby Force,” the President said at the signing of a protocol for the establishment the force on the sidelines of the 23rd extraordinary African Union Summit in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea.

According Uganda Media Center, the President added: “We shall pay our assessed share of finance.  The funds we lose in trade without peace are much more than the contributions by the member States.”

The Eastern African Standby Force whose task is to make prompt responses in the event of a conflict.

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Police are on the hunt for a security guard in connection with burglary at the offices of (HRNJ-Uganda....
If I catch you in a lodge at lunchtime . . .
When ethics minister Fr. Lokodo called for the removal of condoms from Parliament, he met a lot of mixed responses....
Kony ‘suffering from diabetes, arthritis’
Seven recently-surrendered LRA rebels say Joseph Kony is aging and sickly, and that he is suffering from diabetes and arthritis....
City lawyer Kasango wanted by police
Still fresh from the Pension case scandal, city lawyer Bob Kasango has again found himself embroiled in another huge financial scandal and is currently being sought by police after he defrauded his client of money from the sale of her house in Kololo....
Mourdja's nose has been eaten away, like one lip and part of her upper gum, leaving the 13-year-old girl atrociously disfigured by noma, a disease that thrives on malnutrition....
IGG probes claims against UNRA
The Inspector General of Government is probing 76 claims of questionable conduct against the national roads authority....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter