The UPDF contingent has been flagged off to Kenya for joint drills with their 20 other countries code named “Justified Accord” 2023 (JA 23).
JA 23 is a multinational national exercise which brings together more than 20 countries from 3 continents to increase partner readiness for peacekeeping operations, crisis response and humanitarian assistance.
The 14-days training exercise will feature a multinational Command Post Exercise, AU staff officers course, defensive Cyber Course, and MEDICAP, among others.
The Ugandan contingent was flagged off by the UPDF Brig Steven Tumwesigye Kashure at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Center (URDCC) headquarters in Gaddafi Barracks, in Jinja.
Speaking to the troops, Brig Kashure implored the soldiers to maintain discipline during the drills.