Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) soldiers have cleaned Masaka City in the ongoing civil-military activities gearing towards the commemoration of the 40th Tarehe Sita anniversary.
The UPDF Chief of Civil Military activities, Brig General Emmanuel Rwashande hailed Masaka residents for maintaining the existing Civil Military relationship between soldiers and the civilians.
“UPDF is a force from the people and therefore giving back to the people is a symbolic gesture that is necessary to cement the relationship,” Gen. Rwashande said.
The Commander of the UPDF Armoured Brigade, Brig Gen Deus Sande, also encouraged residents to preserve the peace that has led to infrastructural development in the area.
He added that UPDF is now an exporter of peace as a result of the stability enjoyed in the home country.
Herman Sentongo, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Masaka district, commended UPDF for soldiering and maintaining the Civil Military responsibilities required from a professional soldier.
“I salute UPDF for bringing a new era of soldiers. Thank you for working with the people to develop our country,” he added.
The Chairperson of Masaka Central market, Betty Nakayiza, also lauded UPDF efforts in maintaining the peace and stability.
She remarked that UPDF discipline has got more people involved in income generating activities.
Relatedly, the Minister of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries Hon Vincent Sempijja, commissioned similar Civil Military activities in Lukaya amidst jubilation from soldiers, police, locals and boda boda riders.
Meanwhile, there has been a notable 20-40 percent refurbishment on all selected infrastructure in Masaka Greater sub-region by the UPDF Engineers Brigade, according to Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande.