Madaxweynaha Uganda Museveni oo qabanaya Shir looga hadlayo Ciidamada AMISOM ee Jooga Somaliya iyo waliba Arima ku saabsan Kismaayo
Sida lagu soo daabacay Joornaalka Daily Monitor ee laga leeyahay dalka Uganda, Madaxweynaha dalka Uganda ayaa soo qaban qaabiyay Shir ay ka soo qeyb galayaan Lix madaxweyne oo ka tirsan kuwa Ciidamada AMISOM ka joogaan dalka Somaliya. Shirkan ayaa la sheegay in diirada lagu saarayo howlgalada AMISOM ee Somaliya ka wadaan iyo Arimaha Amaanka.
Shirkan oo uu shirgudoomiya ka yahay Madaxweynaha Uganda Museveni ayaa waxaa la sheegay in looga wada hadli doono Arimaha Kismaayo.
Hoos ka akhri warka ay faafisay saxaafada Uganda .
The six presidents of countries contributing troops to Somalia under AMISOM are gathering in Kampala this weekend, for an emergency session to harmonise ongoing anti-al Shabaab offensives amid reports of operational cracks among the different armies.
The Sunday meeting to be chaired by President Museveni, as the convener, comes against a backdrop of Somalia’s new leadership accusing Kenya of meddling in its internal affairs, handpicking local leaders and trying to create an irregular buffer zone in Kismayo, under Kenyan troops
Uganda, which was the first to deploy soldiers in the then restive Mogadishu in March 2007, has the biggest troop numbers in Somalia. Other countries are Burundi, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Djibouti and Somalia.
Foreign Affairs officials in Kampala confirmed that the first-ever summit of the political chief executives of the ontributing countries will be at Imperial Resort Munyonyo.
“We have made significant progress in the security sector, and need an equally supportive progress on the political structure,” Permanent Secretary James Mugume said. “What is important is for the countries to harmonise our positions; this is more about cooperation.” He said the basis of re-organising was to get the “most in terms of operational efficiency from our limited resources”.
Unease and rivalry among foreign actors in Somalia has been manifest for months, according to military sources that preferred anonymity, owing to sensitivity of the subject, and new President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud upped the ante by pointing at Kenya as lately being a spoiler.
In response to a question from this newspaper last month in Mogadishu, President Mohamed said: “Now the situation in Kismayo is a bit deteriorating; there’s a conflicting outcome of the process; people are going there, nominating their President; as of now, we have three local presidents in Kismayo; it’s unfortunate.”
He said his government had turned to the regional bloc, the Inter-governmental Authority on Government, to intervene and “we hope things will improve in Kismayo”. Other reports suggested Somalia had also formally petitioned both the African Union and the UN over the matter.
Kenya Government Spokesperson Muthui Kariuki never replied to our email enquiries sent on Tuesday, even after he promised he would have responded to Mogadishu’ allegations by 10am yesterday.
In last month’s interview, Mr Mohamud said foreign intervention was to help Somalia build a sovereign state and administration.
In Kampala on Tuesday, International Affairs Minister Oryem-Okello said Uganda has never involved in local politics in Somalia because President Museveni said doing so could put UPDF soldiers in harm’s way.