It was emotions last evening as senior officers of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) bade farewell to one of their colleagues Brig. Sabiiti Mzee,who was recently posted at the helm of the Military Police in Makindye.
The hearty sendoff took place at the Uaminifu Officer’s Club, on the shores of Lake Victoria in Entebbe.
Officers led by SFC’s new commander Col Don Nabaasa gathered to say their goodbyes to Brig Sabiiti, who they praised for his outstanding tour-of-duty while still serving with them.
Sabiiti was earlier this week formally welcomed to the Military Police at a function presided over by the Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elweru.
At the Entebbe sendoff, he was presented with a plaque for his distinguished service by SFC boss Col Nabaasa, the successor of Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Speaking at the event, Brig Sabiiti said that he was honored and humbled by the occasion to send him off. He went on to thank the officers and men for their discipline, hard work, and dedication.
“I have no doubt that the officers and men I leave behind are competent, and therefore up to the task and demands of the Special Forces,” he said.
SFC Commander Col Nabaasa said of Sabiiti as a man who set the bar of efficiency, discipline, and hard work to very high level; noting that the Force would endeavor to maintain the standards.
He praised the departing officer as a renowned disciplinarian and time manager, adding that his punctuality, hard work, thoroughness and dedication to the force were legendary.
The event was also graced by Col Johnson Namanya, the former Commander SFC (then PGB) who now serves as the Administration General Nakasongola Military Industries.