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Uganda sends 28 senior air force officers to Somalia
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces has today flagged off a contingent of 28 senior officers to the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Also dispatched are several AU aircrafts meant to strengthen the war-torn country’s air force ahead of this month’s elections.

The team was flagged off by the Chief of Defence Forces Gen, Aronda Nyakairima and the Commander of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Jim Owesigire.

Gen. Nyakairima said the team will specifically be mandated to boost the air force and other sectors.

He says this is a great opportunity for Uganda to further help the country as it prepares for the August 20th polls.

Aronda adds that it is also a great boost to the AMISOM Force which has been operating without an air force. He challenged the officers to maintain high levels of discipline while they execute their duties.

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