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Museveni chairs UPDF Council meeting at Entebbe

By Vision Reporter

Added 22nd September 2019 05:12 PM

Sunday's meeting was part of the Commander-in-Chief’s regular consultations with the Council and the High Command

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Sunday's meeting was part of the Commander-in-Chief’s regular consultations with the Council and the High Command

President Yoweri Museveni and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Sunday chaired a meeting of the forces' council, the supreme decision-making body of the UPDF. 

The meeting that took place today at State House in Entebbe deliberated on the current security situation in the country and expressed its satisfaction with the prevailing peace.

The meeting noted the need for the UPDF to continue supporting other agencies when called upon, during the fight against criminality. 

The Council also received and endorsed reports on plans to improve the welfare of soldiers as well as the standardisation of the UPDF dress code that is gazetted for the exclusive use by officers. 

Two officer cadets, Ignatius Taremwa and Teddy Namyalo, who recently completed training abroad, were commissioned at a ceremony during the deliberations.

Sunday's meeting was part of the Commander-in-Chief’s regular consultations with the Council and the High Command. 

The Council meeting was preceded by the High Command meeting that took place on Saturday at State House in Entebbe under the chairmanship of the President.

The Council comprises members of the High Command, Directors of Service and Commanding Officers of Brigades and Battalions.

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