UPDF in Somalia not paid for nine months

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala (R), addresses UPDF soldiers under Amisom during his visit to Somalia this week. DPU PHOTO.

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The pay. Soldiers under Amisom are paid a mission allowance of $1,028 (about Shs3.7m) every month.

Kampala. Ugandan soldiers in Somalia operations have not been paid for several months, which has sparked rage and grumbling among the rank and file of the peacekeeping troops.
According to sources in African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom), the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) troops under Uganda Battle Group 14, have not received their wages for nine months.


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