Gen. Muhoozi inspects UPDF troops in Somalia

Thursday August 29 2013


KAMPALA- The new Commander Land Forces, Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi is in Somalia where he inspected Ugandan troops keeping peace in Mogadishu.

This is his first time to visit Somalia as the Commander Land Forces ever since he replaced Gen. Katumba Wamala in a May army reshuffle by President Yoweri Museveni.

The Spokesperson of the Ugandan contingent, Capt. Robert Kamara  said Gen. Muhoozi arrived in Somalia on Tuesday.

“He is here to be updated on the tempo of the operations and to introduce himself to troops as the new CLF under whose docket the Somalia operations falls,” Capt. Kamara said.

Gen. Muhoozi held a meeting with the Amisom force Commander, Lt. Gen. Andrew Guti and discussed the security situation in Somalia before meeting troops and officers of the Uganda contingent at base camp. Ugandan soldiers serving under African Union mission in Somalia are under his command.

Gen. Muhoozi also made courtesy call on the President of Somalia Hassan Sheik Muhamud at State House Villasomalia.