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1,500 Soldiers from Six Countries to Train in Jinja for Peacekeeping

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.
The chairman of the 2020 FTX initial planning meeting, Brig. Benard Korir, hands over the resolutions to Burundi's head of delegation, Brig. Sebastian Niyankuru.

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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 and objectives.

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. 

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