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MPs Set To Visit The Army Stationed In DR Congo

MPs Set To Visit The Army Stationed In DR Congo

Defense and Internal Affairs committee member legislators will pay the jungles of the Democratic Republic of Congo a visit.

They will be heading there to check on the UPDF soldiers who are currently battling the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels.

Rosemary Nyakikongoro, the committee’s chairperson said they intend their visit to give the Ugandan soldiers motivation. Additionally, it’s their legislative role of monitoring and supervise the activities of the UPDF.

In 2021, a combined force of the UPDF elements from infantry, Artillery, and motorized brigade made its way into DRC. They then launched an offensive operation against the ADF terrorists.

The main focus of the operation codenamed ‘Shujja’ is to weaken the ADF. These rebels have camps in Yavuwa, Tondoli, Beni one, and Beni two.

Nyakikongoro flanked by other legislators was however disappointed by the Minister for Defence for not presenting a statement notifying Parliament about the decision to send the soldiers to DRC.

Other MPs also questioned the decision to give shs64bn to the UPDF as funding for the DRC mission saying it was irregular.

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