Uganda contributes the biggest percentage of troops to African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom). Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) went to Somalia in 2007 and contigent consists of 5,700 troops at any one time of the total 16,723. Uganda is highly credited for contributing towards the stability of the country in the Horn of Africa.
Uganda has a training base north of the capital Kampala known as the Peace Support Training Centre at Singo, in Nakaseke district.
I was on a trip to Jinja with a team from Miss Uganda recently. Here is Miss Uganda 2012 and the 1st runner up Josephine Nabakooza.
Death has robbed Uganda of a young, vibrant and vocal politician. At 24 years, she has made her mark after spending only 19 months of her first 5-year term in the parliament of Uganda as woman MP for Butaleja district. This is the real definition of being ‘nipped in the bud.’. Fare thee well honorable.
I was touched by the story of twelve-year-old Ivan Mwima whose fortunes changed when the team rescued him. Like most cases in Uganda, the cause of Mwima’s severe facial and hand burns is unclear but they left him with disfigured hands and unblinking eyes. His eye always had tears dripping because he could not close it to ward off flies and dust. He suffered jibes at St James Qualitative Primary School which greatly affected grades.
After the surgery in 2011 at Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CoRSU) on Entebbe road, Mwima’s performance improved. He was the second in his class after the third-term exams beating 30 classmates.
According to Tienne, the humanitarian work is done in every country that Brussels Airlines has a station in.