Addressing the Command of the Academy, President Museveni called on the present generation to defend the sovereignty of Africa and safeguard her from external forces that are constantly threatening to dominate her.
President Museveni was yesterday visiting Algeria Military Academy of Cherchell, an institution under the Ministry of National Defence of the Democratic Republic of Algeria.
The President said the current generation of military and political leaders has a challenge of guaranteeing the independence of Africa.
“We, the African leaders, need to answer the question of how to defend Africa in modern times,” President Museveni said.
“We cannot accept hegemony, there is proof that domination is not good. If it was good, Africa would be the most prosperous continent; we had slave trade, colonialism etc. I salute the Algerian people’s struggle against colonialism, and the officers and soldiers for contribution to African peace,” the President added.
Ugandan President who was accompanied by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, and Governor of Tipasa Abdelkader Kadi visited the different structures of the Academy where functioning and training sessions to the military officers were showcased.
President Museveni visited the Museum of the Academy, the scientific laboratories, Abane Ramdane school and the Directorate of Higher Education before following a tactical training.
“When you lag behind in science and technology, you either become a slave and don’t get freedom or get it at the mercy of others,” the President remarked.
President Museveni started on Sunday a four-day state visit to Algeria at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.