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