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Rwanda sends 150 troops to participate in EAC Military Exercise in Uganda

By IGIHE
On 28 mai 2022 at 09:01

A total of 150 troops of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and 36 Rwanda National Police members, were yesterday sent to participate in the 12th East African Community Armed Forces Field Training Exercise (FTX), codenamed “Ushirikiano Imara 2022” in Uganda from 27th May to 16th June 2022.

The objective of the exercise is to promote the EAC integration agenda by enhancing joint state of readiness and interoperability of EAC partner States’ Armed Forces, Police, Civilian Components and other stakeholders in responding to complex security challenges.

The Division Commander, Mechanized Division, Maj Gen Wilson Gumisiriza, briefed the departing contingent on behalf of the RDF leadership reminding them to uphold RDF values of patriotism, honour, valour and integrity and also maintain discipline throughout the exercise.

The two-week long exercise is attended by 6 EAC member states’ armed forces, police personnel and civilians from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The Division Commander, Mechanized Division, Maj Gen Wilson Gumisiriza, briefed the departing contingent on behalf of the RDF leadership.

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