Uganda &Tanzania Setup Joint Border Security Team

October 14, 2013 11:04 am0 comments by:

Kampala-Uganda and Tanzania have setup a joint security taskforce to oversee security along their borders.

The taskforce was setup over the weekend during a meeting held in Kampala by the Inspector General of Police of Uganda Gen. Kale Kayihura and the Inspector General of Police of the United Republic of Tanzania Said Mwema.

The two police chiefs resolved during the meeting to put in place joint task teams to oversee border security, maritime security and air security in a bid to improve on the security in the region.

“The joint teams are to help in developing a frame work of cooperation to establish areas where we can work together, how to work together and capacity building,” said Gen. Kale

Gen. Kayihura said that Uganda and Tanzania have the biggest part of Lake Victoria and therefore have the biggest obligation to ensure its safety.

“We have also managed to suppress the tensions that where building on Mgingo Island thanks to the mutual cooperation with the Inspector Gen. of Kenyan Police,” said Gen. Kale.

He also reiterated that the Islands are a safe haven for terrorists, armed robbers, drug trafficking, piracy which need joint patrolling between Uganda and Tanzania.

Uganda and Tanzania have for long been involved in joint anti-terrorism activities along their common borders.

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