By Benjamin Jumbe
President Museveni has passed out 4325 army recruits after a basic military training at Recruits Training School (RTS), Kaweweta, Nakaseke District.
The passed out included 636 female soldiers, the largest number ever recorded in a single intake.
In his address, the Commander-in-Chief congratulated the new soldiers upon successfully completing their training and advised them to live responsible lives
The Commander-In-Chief noted that the UPDF is now a professional institution that attracts citizens of various academic qualifications and professions re-echoing the need to pay scientists higher salaries, promising to make a follow up to that effect.
Meanwhile the Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi told the newly passed-out soldiers to remain loyal, patient and enthusiastically vigilant to defend the country.