Uganda People’s Defence Force [UPDF] soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have not been paid their allowances for a period close to eight [8] months.

Uganda is the largest contributor to an African Union mission fighting jihadists in Somalia and was the first country to send soldiers to Somalia, spearheading the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in March 2007 to fight Al Shabaab insurgents and protect the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.

However reports coming in confirm that the Servicemen in Somalia have not  been paid up to $14.2 million (about Shs53bn) for mission allowances of 2,450 soldiers.

The said soldiers belong to Battle Group 26 (BG-26) which deployed in Somalia on 12th December 2018.

Each individual soldier is meant to be paid $728 per month which payments are meant to be paid to their accounts in a Quarter System (every three [3] months).

This development suggests nothing has been paid to this particular battle group for all the time they have been deployed in the warring Horn of Africa nation despite the African Union paying salaries to the Ugandan government.

 

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