President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander in Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces has held a meeting with the UPDF High Command at State House Entebbe.
The meeting, according to presidential press secretary Lindah Nabusayi, focused on National and Regional Security.
This follows a series of conflicts in Rwenzori region that involved the armed forces.
State House describes UPDF as a “disciplined and patriotic army has managed to create an island of peace in a region of conflict”.
The national forces are credited for defeating Alice Lakwena and Joseph Kony led Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) making Uganda one of the most peaceful countries in the world. All eligible Ugandans are encouraged to join the army, especially professionals.”
In the Global Firepower [GFP Power Index] of 2016, UPDF was ranked the 16th greatest African military and 92nd of 126 greatest world militaries.
“We have reason to celebrate,” commented the UPDF Chief Political Commissar Col. Felix Kulayigye.