The Special Forces Command (SFC) has Tuesday morning handed over 2 buildings it has been occupying, back to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
The SFC has been using the structures on Plot 9 Airport Road Entebbe since 2007.
At the time, the elite military force lacked ample office space at State House which was being renovated.
The handover was presided over by the Deputy Commandant SFC, Brig. General Candia Peter.
To receive back the buildings was the Executive Director UBOS, Dr. Chris Mukiza Ndatira and Senior members of the UBOS Management.
Speaking at the event, the Deputy Commandant thanked UBOS for hosting the elite force for the last 13 years when they were badly in need and for being patient with them until they completed their headquarters late this year.
SFC on November 6th relocated to their new State of the art Headquarters, which is named after President Museveni.
Candia revealed that while occupying the premises, they added value by adding on one room which worked as a Board Room, repaired the leaking roof in some areas and reinforced the security perimeter wall.
He hailed the cordial military – civil relationship between UBOS and SCF and pledged that it shall remain.
Chandia handed a praque to the Bureau as a token of appreciation for having been good hosts.
On his part, Dr Mukiza hailed the UPDF and specifically SFC for having built a good military – Civilian relationship.
Mukiza noted that in the past, it was unheard of that the Army could smoothly handback a property got from a civilian individual or institution.
This, he said, demonstrated maturity on the part of UPDF and put it apart from the previous armies.
He thanked SFC for having maintained the premises well and being good tenants and neighbours.
Mukiza pledged that UBOS was ready and willing to assist SFC and UPDF in general to come up with their sector Strategic plan for statistics and strengthen evidence based decision making.
In attendance were some senior officers from SFC and UBOS Management.