Mine and ERW contamination in Uganda was a result of armed conflict and civil strife over the past four decades. The main problem was in the north of the country, following many years of conflict with the non-state armed group called the Lord Resistance Army (LRA). The problem comprised of mines, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), and abandoned explosive ordnance.
In 2009 Danish Demining Group (DDG), which was supporting the Ugandan Mine Action Centre (UMAC), inquired if NPA could assist it with mechanical support on one of the two remaining minefields on the border to South Sudan, in order to help Uganda reach its MBT deadline. NPA, alongside UMAC and DDG, completed the Ngomoro minefield in 2010.
The support of the demining project was provided entirely by the NPA Mine Action South Sudan programme. In agreement with donors, NPA brought equipment and personnel from South Sudan for the project’s duration.
And Uganda declared itself in compliance with the Mina Ban Treaty at the end of 2012.