Civil-military cooperation crucial – Brig Gen Rwashande 

(Last Updated On: 27 September 2023)

Moroto | Brigadier General Emmanuel Rwashande who is the Chief of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) said that CIMIC has played an important role in the engagements of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces both in Uganda.

Brig also said CIMIC has helped with international engagements in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan. 

Rwashande made the remarks Tuesday as he launched the Civil-Military Coordination Centre in Moroto Municipality, Moroto District.

He emphasised that CIMIC is all about coordination and cooperation with the population and noted that the people are the reason the army exists and therefore that makes them their strategic partners, he added.

Brig Gen Rwashande recognized the importance of human rights and urged Civil Society Organisations, and local leaders to support civil-military cooperation in the promotion and respect of human rights. 

Brig Gen Rwashande appreciated the role played by joint security forces towards ensuring peace in the sub-region.

He further emphasised that the Government is committed to transforming Karamoja like other parts of the country.

The Deputy RDC Moroto, Justin Sam Tuko said that Karamoja has got relative peace as compared to the past months. 

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He added that the mobilisation drives are bearing fruit as more guns are being recovered voluntarily.

“The function was attended by the Deputy Chief CIMIC, Col Sam Ntambirwe, Local Leaders, Non-Governmental representatives, and representatives from sister security agencies,” according to Major Moses Amuya, the acting PIO of 3 Division. 

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