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Gen Museveni: We should have proper soldiers, not scare crows

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th November 2015 11:18 PM

President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, has praised the UPDF leadership for adopting effective methods of training that are the hallmark of a modern, well equipped, and lethal army.

Gen Museveni: We should have proper soldiers, not scare crows

CIC President Museveni participated in target practice with UPDF/SFC troops.

President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, has praised the UPDF leadership for adopting effective methods of training that are the hallmark of a modern, well equipped, and lethal army.

By Vision reporter
 
President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, has praised the UPDF leadership for adopting effective methods of training that are the hallmark of a modern, well equipped, and lethal army.
 
The President made the remarks on Saturday at Butiaba Special Forces Training School in Buliisa District, along the showers of Lake Albert during the passing out of soldiers who successfully completed a 15-monts Special Forces training qualification course.
 
"I'm glad the UPDF is no longer like a Ssemufu (scare crow). Many armies in Africa are scare crows. They look like armies, but they are not. Africa is suffering from defense deficiencies, just like HIV in the human body. They cannot defend themselves," said Museveni.
 
While congratulating the graduands upon the completion of the tough and gruelling course, the President called on the soldiers to always protect themselves as they aim at the enemy.
 
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"The enemy is clever, just like you. However, I'm glad that the general level of training in UPDF has improved tremendously. This is what I have always told commanders like the late Gen. Aronda, and now Katumba," remarked the President.
 
A release from the SFC, states that the president was pleased to note that the SFC has added specialized training to the good training they received earlier. He, therefore, urged the soldiers who have completed their course to take care of their health.
 
The CDF Gen. Katumba Wamala thanked the SFC for organizing the training, remarking that he is  pleased that they left nothing to chance. He observed that the weapon handling skills were very impressive. He called on them to continue training and practicing their combat skills as a matter of routine.
 
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The Commander of SFC, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, saluted President Museveni for his vision that, he said, has enabled the UPDF to have a Special Forces component. He revealed that the pass out was the first batch of SFC operators to be trained by Ugandans.
 
The Commander in Cheif  took time off to  practice his marksmanship  skills . " I fructured my  hand, l wanted to see if I can kill some enemies. I 'm glad I  able to kill some enemies he remarked after the  exercise."
 
Later, President Museveni presented prizes to the best performing trainees. The prize for the best overall performer was presented to Corporal Robert Wanjusi while Private Godfrey Muyanda got the prize for discipline. Geoffrey Onyang scooped best performer in the field and Lieutenant Aloysius Nsobya emerged the best Special Forces training instructor.
 

Gen Museveni: We should have proper soldiers, not scare crows

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