KAMPALA, Nov 10 — A contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers serving under the African Union Commission in Somalia (AMISOM) has returned home after serving more than a year in Somalia.

A plane carrying the last group of peacekeepers from Uganda Battle Group 12 (UGABAG12) touched down at Entebbe Air force base near here on Saturday, led by the outgoing Uganda AMISOM contingent commander, Brigadier Dick Olum.

The troops were received by the Chief of Defence Forces, General Katumba Wamala, the Commander of Land Forces, Major-General David Muhoozi and several other top militray officers.

At a brief ceremony held at the air force base, Brig Olum handed over the Ugandan flag to Gen Katumba, who in turn handed it to Brig Sam Kavuma, who has been assigned to be the new commander of the Uganda AMISOM contingent and in Sector One region in Somalia which is under the control of Ugandan peacekeepers.

Sector One covers Banadir and lower Shabelle regions, and protects State House, all government ministries, Parliament, Mogadishu International Airport and sea port.


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