The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has urged soldiers returning from the combat operations in Somalia to invest their money wisely.
Gen Muhoozi who was giving a lecture of opportunity at the reception of BG XXI and the conclusion of training plus pass out of BG XXV and UNGU V, cautioned soldiers “to stay out of trouble, be patient with whatever they find back home, chose their investments wisely and seek information from experts on finances to avoid being exploited.”
Soldiers returning from Somalia have been compelled to open fire at friends and spouses suspected of stealing of misusing their money.
The function was held at the Singo-based Peace Support Operations Training Centre, in Nakaseke District, where Muhoozi officiated at the closure of the Ideological Orientation Course.
The CDF said the army expects “nothing less than loyalty, sacrifice and discipline.”
Lecturing soldiers on the ideology and the history of UPDF, Muhoozi said soldiers must learn and understand the interest, mission and purpose of the force they serve.
He further reminded trainees that discipline was a core element in the foundation of UPDF and the wanainchi remain an important factor in the success of the army’s’ mission.
“We are not machines or robots bearing arms but decent human beings with a purpose,” he pointed out.
Brig Charles Wacha who represented the Chief Political Commissar, encouraged the soldiers to enhance the ideology of UPDF and pursue all the programmes continuously.
Seven best trainees were awarded certificates and gifts. Among them was Col Chris Ogwal, the Commander of BG Command XXI.
The function was also attended by the Chief of Staff Lands Forces Brig Leopold Kyanda and other Senior Officers.