M7 challenges UPDF officers to promote patriotism, Pan-Africanism, modernization & democracy

By Ben Jumbe.

President Yoweri Museveni has challenged Officers and men of the Uganda People’s Defe Forces (UPDF) to promote patriotism, Pan-Africanism, modernization and democracy.

Meeting Officers and men of the UPDF’s Acholi Pii 5th Infantry Division in Pader District yesterday, the commander in chief said this will enable the prosperity of the country in particular and growth of the African continent .

He also cautioned the Army to refrain from politics of identity saying it was one of the root causes of Uganda’s political turmoil from the 1960’s to the early 1980’s.

He reminded UPDF soldiers that as a national Army, their main principle is to defend the prosperity of its citizens and that of their country.

Meanwhile ,Maj. Gen. Timothy Sabiiti Mutebile, Comander of the UPDF Engineering Brigade, revealed plans to construct housing units for the UPDF soldiers across the country saying they have prepared a force of 2,500 UPDF Engineers to handle the project