The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has emphasised that the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) is an army built on the philosophy of being a people’s force for peace and unity to prevail throughout the country.
Gen.Muhoozi made the remarks on Saturday during the closure of a three month Political Education and Leadership course at Ministry of Defence Headquarters in Mbuya.
“What brings us to work together is because we are a Peoples’ Force and our survival depends on the fruitful cooperation with the civilian population,” Gen Muhoozi noted.
The CDF urged the 94 fresh officer graduates from the Oliver Reginald Tambo School of Leadership in Kaweweta, to always organise for a good purpose (freedom and liberty) and work towards the maintenance of the purpose amidst the enormous challenges like increased crime rate, youth explosion, cyber crime, limited infrastructure, unemployment, HIV/AIDS scourge, influx of refugees, and rapid urbanisation among others.
“As you go back to your units and formations, rekindle our purpose as a force that has generated its survival on the maintenance of discipline and submission to the population.”