Last Updated on: 28th September 2023, 10:27 am
Kampala |Senior government and UPDF officials are expected to receive former LRA rebels and their families back to Uganda.
They include men and women, including children from Uganda, Central African Republic and the DRC.
“Today, all ex-LRA rebels and their families who were picked from Mboki and relocated to Bangassou in the Central African Republic are ready for final repatriation back home tomorrow and Thursday in two batches,” Col. Deo Akiiki, deputy defence spokesperson said.
Among those being repatriated are men: 14 Ugandans, 1 DRC and 1 SSD nationals.
There are fifteen (25) women, 11 are DRC and 4 CAR nationals.
Thirty-seven (37) children including a new baby. In total, 67 are being repatriated.
“The government of Uganda, Ministry of Defence, UPDF is grateful to all parties involved in this very final stage of bringing an end to the LRA conflict,” Col Akiiki added.
According to Akiiki, next is rehabilitation, reintegration and resettlement.
Meanwhile, the publication’s attempt to hear from Maj John Naboth Mugisha, Public Information Officer of Airforce on protocol matters was unsuccessful by press time.
More details follow.