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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Free medicals as UPDF in Somalia celebrate Tarehe Sita

(Medeshi)- MOGADISHU, Saturday – Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) contingent in Somalia on Saturday commemorated the 34th anniversary of Tarehe Sita by offering medical services to Somali community at De Martino Hospital in Mogadishu, reports AMISOM.


The day marks the first armed attack by the National Resistance Army that started the guerrilla war which brought President Yoweri Museveni to power in January 1986. The armed attack was on 6th February 1981.


The Ugandan contingent cleaned and painted the hospital premises, and the medical team diagnosed and treated patients at the hospital's Out-Patient unit, an AMISOM press release stated.

Soldiers of UPDF serving under AMISOM in Somalia distribute leaflets of peace to Mogadishu residents during an event held to mark Tarehe Sita.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Ambassador Maman Sidikou, General Dahir Adan Elmi, the Chief of Army for the Somali National Army , the Acting AMISOM Force Commander Maj. Gen. Jonathan Rono , Uganda contingent commander Brig. Sam Kavuma, the Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Lydia Wanyoto  and a senior officer of the Somali National Army cut the cake to commemorate Tarehe Sita
newvision.co.ug