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UPDF Col Mbuusi assumes command in Somalia


On Wednesday, UPDF conducted a handover and takeover between battle group commanders of the Amisom contingent.

The outgoing commander of Battle Group 16 Col. Peter G Omola handed over to the incoming commander Col Mbuusi Lukwago of battle group 19.

The function was presided over by the Uganda Contingent Commander Brig Gen Sam Okiding.

On July 17, UPDF deployed a new battle group after battle group 16 completed their one-year mission.

The Uganda Contingent Commander Brig Sam Okiding awarded certificates of recognition to the outgoing troops.

Uganda was the first country to deploy troops to Somalia in 2007.

The troops will however be leaving the war-torn Horn of Africa nation next year unless otherwise.

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