President Yoweri Museveni has challenged the newly commissioned Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Officers to be committed to work and maintain discipline.
He made the call while commissioning 2nd Lieutenants who have been under going a one year course at the Uganda Military Academy, Kabamba in Mubende district.
Those commissioned included serving UPDF soldiers, jet fighter pilots and Air Traffic Controllers.
He noted that Second Lieutenants, who have been commissioned, are able to lead a platoon, tasking the Senior Officers to follow up on the training of the junior ones.
He said that there is need to provide more powerful boats to serve the Marines Force on Lakes Victoria, Albert and Edward adding that the Force would be suitable in controlling illegal fishing.
Brigadier Musinguzi, the Commandant of the Uganda Military Academy, revealed that the passed out Officers covered various topics including field craft, military leadership and field engineering.
Story By Benjamin Jumbe