By Watchdog reporter
Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) has confirmed the deployment of soldiers to Equatorial Guinea, saying the mission is a mere training nothing more.
Acknowledging its presence in the West African country, the UPDF spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire said the Ugandan force had gained the necessary credentials to train other forces.
“In a show of confidence ,a UPDF training team is now deployed in Equatoria Guinea. An agreement was duly signed to cover that deployment.”Karemire tweeted.
UPDF’s Uganda Military and mentoring team is under the command of Lt. Col. W. Keita.
It’s not clear under what arrangement UPDF deployed. According to the Ugandan Constitution of 1995, deployment of soldiers outside the country must be approved by parliament.
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