UPDF Explains Failed Rescue Mission In South Sudan

The army Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala has explained the UPDF’s failure to rescue all Ugandans trapped in troubled South Sudan.

The army last month rescued thousands of Ugandans majority of whom were traders who had assembled in Nisitu as part of the rescue plan.

But the force has been criticized for only rescuing Ugandans who were in the capital Juba, ignoring those who are stuck in the far off areas like Boor and Jonglei.

However while appearing before parliament’s committee on Defence and Internal Affairs chaired by Mityana Woman MP Judith Nabakooba, Gen Wamala has explained that Uganda has no capacity to rescue civilians under intense fighting since it has no mandate for deployment.

Story By Moses Kyeyune