SOMALIA / UGANDA PEACEKEEPERS ARRIVAL

26-Jul-2019 00:02:37
A new contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers charged with ensuring the safety of the United Nations staff arrived Thursday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, one day after a deadly suicide attack carried out by the Al Shabaab terrorist group, killing at least six people and badly wounding Mogadishu mayor and another five persons. UNSOM
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STORY: SOMALIA / UGANDA PEACEKEEPERS ARRIVAL
TRT: 2:37
SOURCE: UNSOM
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 25 JULY 2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
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1. Wide shot, Swan and Lt. Gen. Elwelu, on parade
2. Med shot, United Nations Guard Unit officers on parade
3. Wide shot, United Nations Guard Unit officers on parade
4. Med shot, UNGU officers carrying UN and Ugandan flags
5. Close up, officers on parade
6. Wide shot, United Nations Guard Unit officers on parade
7. Med shot, James Swan inspecting the guard of honor
8. Med shot, United Nations officials attending the ceremony
9. Wide shot, officers carrying the Ugandan and UN flags
10. Med shot, officers looking on
11. Wide shot, outgoing Commander Agaba receives the UN flag
12. Med shot, Col. Stuart Agaba hands the UN flag to Swan
13. Med shot, Col. Stuart Agaba receives the Uganda flag
14. Med shot, Swan hands the UN flag to the incoming Commander Bainomugisha
15. Med shot, Col. Stuart Agaba hands the Uganda flag to Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu,
16. Wide shot, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, hands the Uganda flag to the incoming Commander Bainomugisha
17. Wide shot, Lt. Gen. Elwelu speaking to officers
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, Commander of Uganda’s Land Forces:
“Do your work. It is about the mission all the time. Forget about all other things. For the next one year you are going to be here, please forget about any other thing and focus on the mission.”
19. Close up, incoming UNGU officers listening
20. SOUNDBITE (English) Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu, Commander of Uganda’s Land Forces:
"What I want you to promote here is the spirit of comradeship. It is very important because if you have that you will work as a team and I can assure you that you will find your mission very simple."
21. Various shots, incoming UNGU officers listening
STORYLINE
A new contingent of Ugandan peacekeepers charged with ensuring the safety of the United Nations staff arrived Thursday (25 Jul) in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, one day after a deadly suicide attack carried out by the Al Shabaab terrorist group, killing at least six people and badly wounding Mogadishu mayor and another five persons.

At a handover ceremony, the arrival of hundreds of new soldiers who will serve in the UN Guard Unit (UNGU), replacing an outgoing contingent was welcomed by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, and Commander of Uganda’s land forces, Lieutenant General Peter Elwelu.

“Do your work. It is about the mission all the time. Forget about all other things. For the next one year you are going to be here, please forget about any other thing and focus on the mission.” Lt. Gen. Elwelu told the officers of the new contingent after the handover.

The ceremony saw the UN and Ugandan flags received by Swan and Lieutenant General Elwelu, from the outgoing UNGU commander, Colonel Stuart Agaba, and handed over to his successor, Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Bainomugisha.

The sixth rotation of the protection unit – known as UNGU VI, is made up of soldiers from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces with 625 officers and enlisted troops and includes 86 women among them.

UNGU contingents are tasked with protecting UN staff and installations in Mogadishu in order to assist staff of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), the UN Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) and other parts of the UN system to carry out their work in the Horn of Africa country’s capital.
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