President Museveni who is in Somalia for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit spared time to visit Ugandan troops under AMISOM at the Halane Base camp headquarters.
This is the second time the president is visiting the Ugandan troops in Somalia. The first was in November 2010.
The president thanked the UPDF for the good work done in fighting the enemy and setting a good example.
Uganda provides the biggest contingent of soldiers to the AU force, Amisom. Uganda joined Amisom in 2007 and has just over 6,000 troops in the 22,000-strong force. Uganda 6,223. While Burundi has 5,432, Ethiopia 4,395, Kenya 3,664 and Djibouti 2,000