UPDF Gets New Deputy Contingent Commander under EACRF

NEWS – The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Contingent, part of the East African Regional Force (EACRF) has introduced its new deputy Contingent Commander, Lt Col Frank Tumwesigye, during a ceremony held at its headquarters in Niongera Kiwanja of Rutshuru territory in North Kivu, DRC.

Colonel Michael Walaka Hyeroba, the Contingent Commander, emphasized the importance of teamwork among the troops, urging cooperation with the new deputy.

“As UGACON’s family, I urge you all to collaborate with my deputy so that we work together as a team to fulfill our mandate as required by EACRF,” said Col Hyeroba.

Expressing gratitude to the UPDF leadership for the deployment under EACRF, Lt Col Frank Tumwesigye pledged to work closely with the entire EACRF Forces in fulfilling the EACRF Mandate.

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Lt Col Frank Tumwesigye officially assumes the role of UGACON Deputy Contingent Commander, succeeding Lt Col Henry Kakuru Tukwasibwe.

The Uganda Contingent, alongside the EACRF, remains dedicated to fulfilling its mandate and ensuring the safety of civilians and humanitarian aid workers.

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