Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has dispatched 105 personnel to participate in Exercise Justified Accord 2022 at Isiolo in Kenya.
The officers were flagged off Tuesday by the Commandant of Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center (URDCC), Brig Peter Gaetano Omola.
They are under the Command of Col Milton Katarinyeba who also deputizes the exercise Force Commander.
Exercise Justified Accord is being conducted in Kenya by U.S. Southern European Task Force – Africa (SETAF-AF) with the objective to build readiness, increase multinational interoperability in support of Crisis Response and Counter-Terrorism Operations, and to prepare regional partners for UN and AU mandated missions.
The Ugandan Contingent is comprised of a planning cell, one complete Level 2 Hospital with the requisite staffing, plus elements from the Infantry, Engineering and Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC).
Apart from the U.S, United Kingdom and The Netherlands, regional partners in the exercise include; Kenya, Djibouti, Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana and Mozambique.
While flagging off the Ugandan Contingent, Brig Omola urged the UPDF participants to raise Uganda’s flag high in this exercise, by exhibiting professionalism, good discipline, teamwork, dedication and cooperation with participants troop-contributing countries.