Uganda New Police Contingent Arrives in Somalia

Uganda newly deployed police contingent arrived in Somalia on Tuesday 2nd August 2016.

The new contingent of officers will serve under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) led by command of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Thomas Kamugisha.

Uganda police is replacing others officers who have completed a one-year of duty in Somalia.

Upon arrival, the command handover ceremony proceeded at the Abdulle International Airport, witnessed by senior Uganda Police commanders serving under AMISOM.

The contingent commander SSP Kamugisha, pledged to work hard towards realizing the goal of bring peace and stability in Somalia

Christine Alalo, the Deputy Commissioner of the AMISOM Police Component, challenged the newly deployed Ugandan officers to play their role and contribute to the AMISOM’s Police mandate of securing Somalia.

AMISOM is on the forefront in strengthening the Somali Police Force (SFP) to enable it restore law and order in towns and other liberated areas.

Uganda among the Police Contributing Countries under AMISOM, deploying Individual Police Officers (IPOs), other police contributing countries include Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

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