Uganda’s Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi says the country can play a key role in ending the conflict in Darfur, the western region of Sudan where the Sudanese government is trying to end its conflict with armed rebel groups.
Mbabazi said over the weekend that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) which had deployed units to the Central African Republic would pursue rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) if they meted out terror on Darfur.
He revealed this while meeting a delegation led by head of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the joint chief mediator for Dafur, Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas who are in the country to consult on how to solve the conflict in Darfur.
“If there is any hand that we can give, we shall gladly do so because it is our duty to help,” Mbabazi said.
The delegation also included Lieutenant-General Wynjones Kisamba, the UNAMID force commander and his chief of staff, Johnson Aniefiok.
Chambas said the delegation came to Uganda to seek advice on the way forward and promised to work tirelessly to accomplish the tasks, including advancing the agenda of peace and stability in Darfur.