By Watchdog reporter

Uganda’s State Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs Col Charles Engola has on Monday opened the Chief of Defence staff Session of the 3rd ministerial meeting at Serena Hotel Conference Centre in Kampala.

In attendance is Uganda’s Chief of Defence Forces Gen. David Muhozi and other Chiefs Of Defence Staff from ACIRC Volunteering Nations (VNs) .

While openning the session, Hon Engola expressed Uganda’s privilege to host the 3rd ministerial meeting of ACIRC at a time when issues related to peace and security are increasingly becoming critical on the continent.

The State Minister noted that Civil Wars, Cross border Conflicts, Internal violence, Terrorism have led to Loss of innocent lives, displacement of people, destruction of property, Social instability hence creating serious Peace and Security challenges to the Africa continent.

The Session discussed among others: the report of the meeting of experts of ACIRC volunteering Nations where the experts proposed the ACIRC VNs at the level of Heads of states and Goverment meeting that are to be held in Chad in November 2017.

They commended the Republic of Rwanda for hosting UTULIVU Africa 111 Command Post Exercise and also commended Uganda for hosting the ongoing ACIRC meeting 2017.