KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
The Ugandan military has sent a
team of 100 officers to Equatorial Guinea to help build
capacity and professionalization of the west African
nation’s army, a spokesperson said here on Tuesday.
Richard Karemire, Uganda’s military spokesperson, told
Xinhua by telephone that the Uganda People’s Defense
Force (UPDF) training and mentoring team will help in
training, equipping and building capacity in a bid for
the country to have a professional army.
under the leadership of Lt. Col. Wycliff Keita will be
in the west African country for one year under a
bilateral agreement and a Pan Africanism cause.
we have sent our troops in line with section 40 of the
UPDF and Pan African goals in helping, supporting and
building capacity of each army,” said Karemire.
been helping in building the capacities, equipping and
training of regional armies and police force.
military helped train and build capacity of the Somalia
soldiers in its bid to help pacify and stabilize the
volatile Horn of African country.
Police Force is currently training over 100 police
officers from Somalia and South Sudan at its training
School in Kabalye in midwestern Uganda.