President Museveni, UPDF Excessive Command talk about DR Congo, Karamoja safety scenario


STATE HOUSE, ENTEBBE: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who can be the Commander in Chief (CIC) of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has met with the nation’s Safety Excessive Command throughout which they mentioned the nation’s profitable dealing with of a number of pandemics together with COVID 19, Locusts, Operation Shujaa and the safety scenario within the Karamoja area.

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He recommended the UPDF for his or her efforts in implementing Covid-19 commonplace working procedures (SOPs) when the pandemic was at its peak.

“I congratulate you for going by the Corona pandemic. Thanks for doing all of your a part of enforcement. Many international locations like U.S.A misplaced many individuals, over a million, however due to our right line and steerage we solely misplaced about 3,000 folks,” Gen. Museveni mentioned.

The President added that if it weren’t for the indiscipline of some opposition teams throughout campaigns that led to the second wave of the virus, Uganda would have misplaced only a few folks.

President Museveni additionally hailed the UPDF for combating the locusts and extra lately detecting parts that needed to make Uganda ungovernable through the lately concluded presidential elections.

“I salute you to your contribution. Thanks for combating the locusts and for stopping the insecurity that was paused by some mistaken parts throughout elections with the intention of constructing the nation ungovernable,” he mentioned.

The President briefed the Excessive Command in regards to the progress of the Operation Shujaa in Congo and warranted them that the operation is shifting effectively and shortly ADF might be no extra.

“The operation in Congo has gone very effectively and we are actually in part three of sweeping all of the camps of the enemy. We have now solely misplaced 3 troopers and two of them died from self accident,” he mentioned.

Mr. Museveni mentioned that this was all due to the nice planning and methods of the Uganda Peoples Protection Forces (UPDF).

Operation Shujaa is being carried out following a Memorandum of Understanding between the Authorities of Uganda and the DRC to conduct joint operations for the eradication of ADF and different foreign-armed teams within the japanese a part of DRC.

On the difficulty of cattle rustling in Karamoja, President Museveni mentioned that there ought to be no cow stolen from anybody and that authorities goes to work on the safety roads within the area to facilitate the swift safety operations.

“The cattle rustlers usually are not an enormous downside. No one ought to be stealing cows. I need us to make a legislation criminalizing cattle-rustling,” he mentioned.

Throughout the identical assembly, President Museveni commissioned 5 junior officers on the ranks of Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant who’ve been present process Primary Army Coaching Cadet programs in Kenya, United Kingdom, and Jamaica respectively.

“I Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic Uganda and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces by the digital of the authority entrusted to me by the structure of the Republic of Uganda and the legislation governing the protection forces of Uganda do hereby fee you to be officers of Uganda Individuals’s Protection Forces on the ranks of Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant. Might God enable you,” President Museveni mentioned through the commissioning.

The officers commissioned embody; O/CDT Agaba Junior who has been learning in Jamaica for one yr, 2LT. Edgar Koojo who has been learning from Sandhurst college, United Kingdom for one yr.

Others had been Lt. Andrew Mwebembezi, Lt. Alfred Blac Mulabi and Lt. Allan Akampulira who had been all on a 3 years course in Kenya.

The assembly was attended by the Minister of Defence Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, State Minister for Defence Hon. Jacob Oboth Oboth, the CDF Gen. Wilson Mbadi, the Coordinator Operation Wealth creation, Gen. Salim Saleh, Senior Presidential Advisor on Peace and Safety Lt. Gen. Proscovia Nalweyiso and officers of the Excessive Command amongst others.

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