The new Force Commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Lt Gen Diomede Ndegeya on Wednesday made maiden visit to Sector One, manned by Ugandan troops in Somalia.
The Force Commander is on a familiarization tour of all AMISOM sectors in Somalia, starting with Sector One.
General Ndegeya was received by the Deputy Commander of Uganda’s Contingent, Col John Winston Mugarura.
The Force Commander lauded UPDF for their recent capture of key towns of Sabiid-Anole, Bariire, Awdheegle, Ceel Salini and Jannale, under the stewardship of Brig Gen Richard Otto.
The General observed that the captured towns were very strategic to Al-Shabaab. He noted that the towns provide a significant military advantage of accessibility and linkage and, hence, their capture is a solid contribution to peace in not only Somalia, but the entire region.
General Ndegeya also saluted efforts of President Yoweri Museveni, the UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi and Ugandan citizens for their commitment in bringing peace in Somalia.