Somalia: Uganda’s army chief arrives in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi has arrived on Friday in Somali capital Mogadishu.
Muhoozi held talks with African Union envoy to Somalia, and head of AMISOM, Francisco Caetano Madeira, discussing on the latest progress made in Somalia.
Muhoozi and Madeira also discussed on progress made in the transitional plan as Somali army forces are preparing to take the responsibilities of country’s security from African Union –AMISOM.
Head of AMISOM, Madeira says the troops would soon embark on operations to free new areas, which are currently occupied by Al Shabaab.
“We need to create space for the government to occupy and be present in much wider areas than it is currently and make sure that the checkpoints and tax collection points by Al-Shabaab are dismantled”, he added.
For his part, He added, Muhoozi says Uganda is proud to contribute to the peace and security of Somalia, in a bid to flush out the Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
However, Uganda’s Chief of the Defence Forces (CDF), General David Muhoozi is in Somalia on a routine visit to Ugandan troops deployed in the country, under the African Union Mission in Somalia.