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August 31, 2010 at 10:24 am #18571MusajjalumbwaParticipant
Aren’t these people taking this too personal and too far? Is it necessary to send chaka mchaka people to a full blown war that isn’t really Ugandas own? When does a country call on it’s reserves? And why the reserves, the rest of the army, where are they? Why don’t they go first, all those westerners holding the big positions?
Army ready to send 10,000 to Somalia
By Tabu Butagira
Monitor Tuesday, August 31
Uganda is set to send thousands of its reserve troops for deployment to Somalia if the US government provides promised funding for the mission, the Chief of Defence Forces has said.
Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, in an interview in Kotido District on Thursday, said; “we can even call up to 10,000 [reservists] but that will depend on whether the United States supports us or not.” A final decision on the matter is yet to be taken, he stressed, but it will be anchored on “our conclusive talks” with President Obama’s administration.
Top US diplomat for Africa, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who was in Kampala to attend the African Union summit held days after the July 11 terrorist attacks, promised increased support to the AU Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (Amisom).
Uganda presently has more than 4, 000 troops in Mogadishu, ostensibly to support Sheikh Sharif’s Transitional Federal Government that most African countries appear reluctant to directly support in its quest to rein-in myriad fighting groups, including the al Shabaab the US classifies as a “terrorist” group. Gen. Aronda, in the Thursday interview conducted at the UPDF 405 brigade headquarters in Nakapirimoru, made clear they require military hardware, armoured vehicles and helicopters and money for salaries.
“We don’t want to overstretch our budget by calling up our [reserve] forces and then we have to even pay [their] salary,” he said, adding: “To my knowledge, America has undertaken to support that undertaking; that when we call up [the reserves], they will do this. But we will be waiting and see what happens.”
Defence and Military Spokesman, Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye, yesterday said there are more than 100, 000 members under the Uganda National Reserve Forces that is commanded by Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga.
The reserve force comprises former soldiers who left active service within the past five years; Chaka Mchaka graduates (para-militarily graduates) and retired Special Police Constables.
“Ordinarily, reserve forces do their own things,” Lt. Col. Kulayigye said, “But when there is a disaster or emergency, they are called up to augment the regular army.” Yesterday, Ms Joann Lockard, the public affairs officer at the US Mission in Kampala, said she is aware of promised American assistance to Amisom but has no specific details. “I don’t believe any specific commitments have been made yet,” she said.
On Thursday, Gen. Nyakairima said inadequate financing by the international community and failure by other countries to put troops on the ground could compel Uganda to re-think its continued presence in the Horn of Africa.September 1, 2010 at 11:18 pm #26986NamukaabyaParticipant
Kino kyebayita okwetyabira akalimu obuwuka m7 tayagala bantu be nabo mu West babokereyo oba kubatta nokubakululira mu makubo e Somalia, ate talina bwabatta wano, nolweekyo kaano kakodyo kalungi , buli gwatwaala ngalaba biki byabadde alina nga sooka abyezza kubanga akimanyi nti gyabatwaala teri kisubizo kyonna kyakudda , ngojeeko nti nebwebanabalumya obulumya tewali wadde kyaapa mbalaasi mu malwaaliro wa kubajjanjaba nolweekyo byonna mpaawo magombe gazza.
Mwe mulowooza singa basindikayo bebantu abakyamuwagira bandibadde tebakayananga nti abantu baabwe bafiira obwemage
ngojeeko nti nababatuma okugendayo okubalwanirako olutalo balwerabira dda they are no more interested, yensonga lwaaki omukulembeze wa America yabagamba nti temwefuula ba guy mbu mugendeyo mwekka mwegatte nensi za Africa endala mutaase .
Naye olwokuba amaddu amangi gasuula wammese mu kita koono kirimaanyi nti njagendayo nzekka sente ezo mbe nga nzifuna nzekka.
katulowooze nti banaffe bwebalyenunula tebaliwondera abadde ayagala ennyo okubatta , anti ensi efunda ngoliko gwewattira omuntu nga tandise okukugwaamu obwaala.September 2, 2010 at 8:09 pm #26990BusagwaParticipant
Lwaaki Museveni tasindikayo kitabanikye..kino mbu Kaineru
gaba..(God-sent)ekicommandinga Special-Forces ezitta aba
Karamoja ??..awo Nze Wempeera Buli mujaasi amagezi nti..”
Bwooba oli mwana Nzaalwa ya Uganda emmundu kyuusa nga odda
State-House..GO AND COLLECT OUR STOLEN REVENUE!!!Ssente zonna zizimba Woteeri Bahamas..Kampala yafuuka Lake MbuuroSeptember 30, 2010 at 3:01 am #27094NkokoteyottaParticipant
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