The delegates have also unanimously agreed to conduct the exercise within Jinja city between 25th,May and 7th, June 2022, as a means of according the participating countries enough time to plan for the FTX.
Delegates from the East African Community-EAC armed forces on Friday resolved that 1,500 participants from the different member states, will attend
the 2020 joint field training exercise code named, “Ushirikiano Imara,”.
The participants who range from military, police, prisons and immigration departments will be sourced from the countries of
Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, but also defense liaison officers
and selected technical staff from the EAC secretariat.
The delegates have also unanimously agreed to conduct the
exercise within Jinja city between 25th,May and 7th, June
2022, as a means of according the participating countries enough time to
plan for the FTX.
A team of instructors has since inspected the mapped areas
of Mutai, Ambercourt, Kimaka, Njeru and the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability
Center-URDCC, where the field training exercises shall be conducted without
interfering with the activities of the surrounding communities.
UPDF’s deputy spokesperson, Lt. Col. Ronald Kakurungu says
that the delegates have since agreed on the budgetary requirements however,
two more planning meetings shall be held in December and March to draft conclusive layouts on the training components
Kakurungu stresses that training together,
exchanging visits and other joint activities foster interoperability of the
armed forces, to easily tackle security threats and collectively handle peace
support operations within the EAC region.
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Benard Korir, the chief of training of the Kenya armed
forces says that the FTX is part of the components embroiled within the EAC protocol
on corporation in defense, which it in turn breeds room for brotherhood and
peace building within the region.