Uganda participated in the 1996 regional coalition formed to fight Rwandan Hutu rebels and Ugandan rebels operating in DR. Congo and said to be supported by then President of Congo Mobutu Sese Seko. However, Uganda People's Defence Forces-UPDF was accused of illegal exploitation of resources from the Congo in what came to be known as military entrepreneurialism. The United Nations -UN in its report named top military commanders and officers involved in what they called an elite network.
Presiding over the pass-out, the Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola said that the Police force will continue conducting different pieces of training for the officers in the ongoing efforts to fight terror threats.
In his statement, Ssemujju said that the DRC government had briefed the country’s Parliament and gone ahead to obtain parliamentary clearance for the ongoing fighting in its provinces of Ituri and North Kivu.