By Najibu Mulema
Uganda has reconsidered it’s earlier decision to completely withdraw from the Central Africa Republic( CAR).
The Chief of Defence Forces,.Gen. Katumba Wamala confirmed the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) pull out from forward bases to Obbo in Eastern Central Republic. Katumba Says, there’s no definate date set for the final withdraw.
Army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says, the African Union asked the government to allow it’s troops to stay at least December next year when the replacement will have been found.
“The African Union asked Uganda government to at least withdraw in December 2017 when the replacement is found,” says Ankunda.
In 2012, DR Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic agreed to form a task force under the African Union in a joint initiative to help Uganda fight the Lord Resistance Army(LRA) but UPDF has been the only active force hunting the rebels in the jungle of CAR.