Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has ordered the immediate withdraw of troops from Somalia, Central African Republic and DRC as peace keepers.
This was revealed on Friday by the Security Minister Muruli Mukasa while addressing the press at the Media Center.
This move comes after a leaked UN report allegedly implicated Uganda in Congo crisis.
“Why don’t we get out of these initiatives? And concentrate on securing boarders and strengthening our internal security,” he said.
He added that the Government has already made its position on the matter to the UN and other concerned regions. “While we wait for a response from them, we are optimistic that Uganda has made the right decision.”
Last month, a UN panel of experts released a report implicating Uganda and neighboring Rwanda of causing instability in DRC by abetting M23 with heavy weaponry plus funding.
In the same report, the experts also say they interviewed civilians at the Uganda-Congo boarder who made it clear that M23 crosses to pick weapons, food and money.
A few weeks ago, the President of Congo Joseph Kabila who has for long been at loggerheads with Kagame, blasted his ‘godfather’ and Ugandan President – Yoweri Museveni and concurred with the UN report saying, “Uganda had nothing to deny because there is evidence,” he told a press conference in Kinshasa.
Responding to Kabila’s ‘absolute miserable remarks’ Muruli said, “It sounds strange for Kabila to make such utterances against us.” “The reason we decided to pull out our troops is because we cannot stand such humiliation and it is absolutely unfortunate… very unfortunate,” he said.
Reported By Nicholas Mwesigwa