A contingent of 13 Individual Police Officers (IPOS) were flagged off for a peacekeeping mission in Somalia under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Uganda Police Force, Director of Peace Support Operations, AIGP Grace Turyagumanawe urged the officers to be disciplined as they go to serve in Somalia.
“Keep the same good standards of discipline as you go to serve in peace operations. Follow the United Nations and African Union codes of conduct,” Turyagumanawe said during the briefing function at Police Headquarters in Naguru.
She urged officers to act with the highest level of professionalism, integrity, respect for culture and diversity and to observe human rights and international humanitarian laws.
The officers will spend one year on their tour of duty in Somalia.