President Yoweri Museveni has reassured Uganda’s enemies that no one can bring insecurity to the country since it has the capacity to defend itself and guard peace.
The president made the remarks on Friday as he officiated the pass-out of Local Defence Unit (LDU) trainees of intake 02/2018-19 at Kaweweta Recruit Training School in Nakaseke District.
Museveni noted that Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) managed to defeat rural terrorists like Lord’s Resistance Army, Allied Democratic Front, and eliminated cattle rustling in the Karamoja region but is now left with fighting urban crime. He, however, observed that some security measures to improve urban insecurity like the installation of security has already taken off. He said that the idea of recruiting LDU trainees to beef up security most especially in the urban areas is an affordable formula in defending the country.
Museveni added that very soon it will be impossible to commit any crime in Uganda and someone go unpunished since the army has got the necessary strategic elements to do the needful.
“Nobody can bring insecurity to Uganda, we have the capacity to defend ourselves and guard peace,” warned Museveni.
The President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta The President urged the fresh LDU trainees to serve diligently once deployed and avoid reckless habits like overdrinking and smoking marijuana, saying these are bad habits that weaken one’s health and often impair judgment.
He thanked parents for allowing their children to join the fight of stabilising Uganda by serving as LDU trainees for growth to take root. He promised to support the fresh graduands with business skills when they go back to the reserve Force.
The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi thanked President Museveni for his unwavering guidance in stabilising Uganda. He noted that the LDU trainees will work with other security forces to fight urban crime, which has already significantly reduced. “The Army’s involvement in fighting urban crime has already disproved pessimists since the vice has declined,” said Gen Muhoozi.
The Commandant of the Training School Brig Charles M Byaruhanga commended the UPDF leadership for all the support towards training the LDU trainees and urged the graduands to put the mission before personal needs for the country to remain stable.
Six Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Nine (6239) LDUs were Passed-Out, 485 being female. The best Overall student was Sekizivu Swalley, best in range shooting was Ochen Denis while the best female student was Namukisa Christine. They received gifts from the school in recognition of their excellent performance.