Ugandan forces flagged off for EAC Field Training Exercise in Rwanda

Jinja, (UG):- Maj Gen Francis M Takirwa, the Deputy Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Wednesday flagged off the Uganda delegation for the 13th East African Community (EAC) Armed Forces Field Training Exercise code-named USHIRIKIANO IMARA 2024, in Rwanda.

The function at which the delegation was flagged was held at the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) in Jinja City.

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The exercise, which runs under the theme “Strengthening Security Sector Interests and Integration for Regional Peace and Stability,” aims at enhancing the capabilities of partner states, armed forces, the police, civilian components, and other stakeholders in jointly combating complex security challenges.

The exercise brings together four countries; Rwanda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Kenya.

It seeks to enhance the state of readiness and interoperability of partner states’ armed forces, police, civilian components, and other stakeholders in planning and conducting integrated missions encompassing peace support operations, disaster management, counter-terrorism and counter-piracy.

Maj Gen Takirwa urged the participants to conduct themselves professionally and exhibit discipline at all times to achieve the expected outcomes.

The Field Training Exercise will run from the 07th of June to 26th June 2024.

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