The Defence Review Programme (DRP) that aims at professionalising the army will try to stop corruption in the Ministry of Defence by recommending the creation of an accountable system, Col. Robert Rusoke, the chairman of the review team, said on Wednesday.
He said the new structures will ensure transparency in the procurement of military equipment and ensure that logistics reach their destinations.
Rusoke and two other DRP directors, Major Paul Lokech and Mrs. Edith Mwanje, were speaking to the New Vision in an exclusive interview in their offices at the ministry of defence headquarters in Bombo.
â€œUnder the defence review programme, we have identified a number of threats to the country and corruption is one of the most serious threats facing the country,â€ Rusoke said.
He said the new system will end the culture of ghost soldiers and buying junk equipment.
Lokech said the review programme will transform the army from a guerrilla to a professional army.
He said the army bill, recently tabled in parliament, will create a land force, airforce and reserve force for a new army to be commanded by the chief of defence forces.
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