Uganda Lobbies Regional Support Against AMISOM Pay Cuts

The government of Uganda is lobbying other regional blocs and the African Union to join the bargains against a proposed cut in aid by the United Nations to Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) fighters in Somalia.

The United Nations has announced a 20 per cent cut in its support to the troops from over Sh3 million to slightly above Sh  2 million for every soldier.

Foreign Affairs Minister Okello Oryem tells KFM that the move by the UN is dangerous not only to Somalia but Africa as a continent.

Uganda deployed her troops in Somalia in 2007 to fight the Al-shabaab Islamist militants and has since made several strides towards restoration of peace and order.

Story By Moses Kyeyune