The mandate of the Ministry of Defence is derived from the Constitution of Republic of Uganda 1995 (as amended). In accordance with Articles 208 and 209, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is established and mandated to carry out the following functions: Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, ensuring non-violability of peoples and individual rights, the rule of law and good governance. Cooperate with civilian authorities in emergence situations and in cases of natural disasters Foster harmony and understanding between Defence forces and civilians. Engage in productive activities for Natural Development.
To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, and the Constitution that encapsulates people's sovereignty through popular will.
Transform the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) into a modern , professional, efficient and accountable Force anchored on a strong civil-military partnership.
Lt Gen Elwelu Calls For Vigilance During Christmas Season
Admin. 2021-12-03 20:48:57.0
The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, has called upon Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces (UPDF) troops in Somalia to be extra vigilant during the Christmas period since the Al-Shabaab takes advantage of the festive season to execute attacks against AMISOM troops in the country.
UPDF Troops Start Offensive Operation Against ADF Terrorists
Admin. 2021-12-03 19:05:05.0
A combined force of UPDF elements drawn from Infantry, Motorized Brigade, Artillery, Armored and Special Forces Command moved into DR Congo and launched an offensive operation against ADF terrorists.
MODVA/UPDF Mark World Aids Day
Admin. 2021-12-02 18:09:48.0
The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces have today joined the world to commemorate the annual World Aids at the Defence headquarters, Mbuya under the theme; "End Stigma, End AIDS, End Pandemics".
UPDF CDF Meets MONUSCO Force Commander on Military Cooperation
Admin. 2021-12-02 18:02:40.0
The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces, Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi has today met the Force Commander of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), Lt Gen Marcos de sa' Affonso da Costa.