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Uganda pledges 736 soldiers for regional standby forcePublish Date: Jun 27, 2014
Uganda pledges 736 soldiers for regional standby force
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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.

 

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