Museveni passes out armoured troops
Publish Date: Jun 23, 2011
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By Milton Olupot

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has passed out army officers and men who completed a one-year course in armoured warfare.

Armoured warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare. It is a major component of modern methods of war.

The ceremony took place yesterday at Kabamba Armoured Warfare Training School in Mubende district.

President Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, congratulated the officers and men over the successful completion of the training.

He emphasised that army officers and men should always be conscious about safeguarding their lives so that they are able to cope with their workload.

The President specifically advised soldiers to safeguard against HIV/AIDS.

He said good health was not only important for efficient service in the army, but also for one’s family and the country at large.

Since the services of the armed forces hinge on the civilian population, he said, it was important for the soldiers to be disciplined and courteous.

The President also called on soldiers to always take good care of the equipment in their custody.

He said it was good for soldiers to pursue more military courses and training in order to keep abreast with the changing technology and modern equipment.

The President thanked the trainers for the job well done, adding that their input was a reflection of their willingness to avail modern technology to the UPDF.

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, welcomed the graduates to the fold of UPDF as trained officers and men.

He advised them to use the skills acquired to contribute to national and regional security.

Nyakairima lauded the commendable role played by the UPDF in the Africa Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM).

He added that Uganda had not only earned great recognition in Africa but also in Somalia.

The commander of the school, Col. Augustine Kyazze, appealed for more budgetary allocation to the school to enable it have permanent instructors and more facilities.

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