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Jaynet Kabila Demands Details On UPDF’s Presence in DRC

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Jaynet Kabila Kyungu a former Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee in the DRC national assembly has expressed concern over the presence of Uganda’s military in the central African country.

During the plenary session devoted to the examination and vote of the bill authorizing the government, the twin sister of the former President Joseph Kabila, wants explanations from the Government, in particular on the specifications the Ugandan army; their duration and their final objective.

“Honorable president, there is a foreign army in our country, but what are their specifications? How long is she going to stay here? A month ? two months?, three? month ? And what their final goal? She wondered.

While Chairman of the Defense and Security Committee, Jaynet Kabila Kyungu, called on the government to improve the living conditions of soldiers and police in order to have the expected results in the eastern part of the country plagued by the insecurity of armed groups local and foreign.

The idea was that the Government and Parliament together find solutions to security problems, that they manage to identify the actors and the causes of insecurity in the country, that they help our army to improve its performance, by increasing resources, because there is often a serious problem of resources both on the side of the army and the police.

To this end, she explained that the latter have neither family allowance nor rent allowance.

“The current state of our military and police leaves a lot to be desired. For example, for the military the non-respect of the baremic tension of military pay. For example, a second-class soldier receives 171,500 FC and an army general receives 259,167 FC. We add to this, a ridiculous rate of household funds. That is to say, they have no family allowance, no rent allowance, no proper health care,” she said.

Let us recall, moreover, that the President Félix Tshisekedi, on Sunday, November 29, gave the green light to the Ugandan army to track down rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group on its territory, responsible for massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and attacks in Uganda.

He, in the wake of his speech on the state of the nation before the parliament gathered in congress, promised to ensure to limit as much “strictly” as necessary its operations, the presence of the Ugandan army on Congolese soil.