The Contingent Commander of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), serving under the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF), Colonel Michael Walaka Hyeroba, has tasked Battalion Commanders and Staff Officers to intensify enforcement of discipline of the troops during routine activities where forces interact with the civilian community as a means of safeguarding the mission’s efforts.
Col Hyeroba was addressing the Uganda Contingent at a baraza during the ongoing to sensitization of the UPDF Contingent in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) on the significance of compliance with the Code of Conduct and total discipline for EACRF peacekeepers.
Col Hyeroba urged them to caution their men against operational malpractices that can jeopardize the Force’s mandate.
“We must ensure that our discipline is sound so that the mission of EACRF doesn’t in any way violate humanity.”
He told the troops that total adherence to the UPDF and EACRF Code of Conduct will ensure the safeguarding of the regional efforts towards bringing normalcy to Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.