KIGALI: A total 150 troops of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and 36 Rwanda National Police members, on Friday, May 26, travelled to Uganda to participate in the 12th East African Community Armed Forces Field Training Exercise, codenamed “Ushirikiano Imara 2022.”
The exercise will run from May 27 to June 16. Its objective is to promote the EAC integration agenda, by enhancing joint state of readiness and interoperability of EAC partner States’ Armed Forces, Police, Civilian Components and other stakeholders in responding to complex security challenges, according to a statement from RDF.
The Division Commander, Mechanised Division, Maj Gen Wilson Gumisiriza, briefed the departing contingent on behalf of the RDF leadership, reminding them to uphold RDF values of patriotism, honour, valour and integrity and also maintain discipline throughout the exercise.
The two-week long exercise is attended by all six EAC partner states’ armed forces, police personnel and civilians.