The Ugandan troops serving under the AMISOM have been honored with medals in appreciation for their distinguished contribution to bringing peace and stability in the volatile Somalia.

The soldiers, from Battle Group 30, were awarded medals at a ceremony in Mogadishu, Somalia, presided over by the AMISOM Force Commander, Lieutenant General Diomede Ndegeya, and attended by senior AMISOM military officers and the commander of Ugandan troops in Somalia, Brigadier General Don William Nabasa.

The soldiers, who were deployed to Somalia in September 2020 under the command of Col Jimmy Nabiyu Musoke, are due to rotate out having completed their one-year tour of duty and replaced by Battle Group 33, commanded by Col Ezra Mwinyi Byaruhanga.

Lt. Gen. Ndegeya applauded the soldiers, who were tasked with securing the Lower Shabelle and Banadir region, for their courage and steadfastness in the implementation of the Mission’s mandate amidst difficult conditions. END

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