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S/African Intelligence Chief Lt Gen Jeremiah Nyembe being received by his Ugandan Counterpart Brig Gen Abel Kandiho. DPU Photo

South African Military Intelligence Chief Calls for Intelligence Sharing with UPDF

posted onDecember 12, 2019

By Kampala Post Reporter

Uganda and South Africa have appreciated the role played by shared intelligence information in neutralizing global challenges.

This was during a meeting between the South African Chief of Defence in charge of Intelligence (CDI) Lt Gen Jeremiah Nyembe and UPDF Chief of Military Intelligence and Security Brig Gen Abel Kandiho.

In a meeting attended by a high level delegation of South African officials, Lt Gen JM Nyembe expressed gratitude over the existing cordial relationship between South Africa and Uganda, most especially in defence matters.

The South African decorated Army General said, sharing intelligence information is fundamental in bringing nations together. “It is important that we see things on the same wave length, we identify problems and together come up with solutions,” he said, adding that sharing ideas and advising each other on current global challenges like terrorism, unemployment, climate change and migrations, among others; will make Africa prosper.

Lt Gen Nyembe further recognized the role played by joint military trainings in neutralizing threats. The UPDF Chief of Military Intelligence Brig Gen Abel Kandiho commended the mutual cooperation between Uganda and South Africa since the beginning of the liberation struggle.

He pledged to cement this relationship further through continuous joint training of both UPDF and South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) militants.

“Current sharing of intelligence is in line with the multi-dimensional approach required to combat crime and terrorism,” noted Brig Kandiho.

The meeting was also attended by officers in charge of intelligence from other UPDF units and formations. Both delegations exchanged gifts and souvenirs as a sign of strengthened and existing mutual cooperation.

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