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To Transform A Society, Wealth Creation Is Key - President Museveni

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  • 2021-10-10 15:35:15.0

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces has called upon Ugandans to embrace wealth creation as well as the principles and strategies that support it.


The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces has called upon Ugandans to embrace wealth creation as well as the principles and strategies that support it.

He also implored Ugandans to avoid dependency, idleness and parasitism.

The President further highlighted Patriotism, Pan-Africanism, Socio-economic transformation and Democracy as crucial principles for the survival and prosperity of Uganda.

 

HE the President was speaking at Uganda's 59th Independence Day anniversary held at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala under the theme: ?Celebrating our 59th Independence Day as we secure our future through National mindset Change.?

 

The President said that Uganda has in the past two years demonstrated that she can stand on her feet and overcome any challenge.

 

Uganda successfully dealt with the locust invasion, rising water levels of lakes, landslides and the Covid-19 pandemic where deaths have greatly been minimized.

 

President Museveni further said that in both financial years, economic growth has been registered despite some economic areas being shut.

 

"I congratulate Operation Wealth Creation for in the last eight years helping us reduce subsistence actors from 68% households to 39% as per the latest UBOS survey." said the President.

 

President Museveni equally called upon Ugandans to fully support the Parish Development Model and utilize Emyooga program to convert subsistence farmers into the money economy.

 

The President in the same spirit said that Africa has suffered enough and we shouldn't repeat old mistakes emphasizing that the Future is Bright if We Act Right.


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We Saw God's Hand Upon Us During The Liberation Struggle - President Museveni 2022-03-11 15:02:04.0

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Uganda And DRC In Joint Meeting On Defence And Security Of Both States 2022-01-27 22:09:38.0

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Wazalendo Sacco Visits Missionaries Of The Poor 2022-01-19 06:06:39.0

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Hope As Uganda Constructs A Ferry At Hayibale Landing Site 2022-01-18 15:13:14.0

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Battle Group XXXI And Military Training Team Complete Post Mission Ideological Training 2022-01-15 18:38:19.0

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68 UPDF Soldiers Attain Skills In IRMIS 2021-12-07 15:22:09.0

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UPDF, FARDC Conduct Civil Military Sensitization Exercise 2021-12-07 07:06:44.0

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Lt Gen Elwelu Calls For Vigilance During Christmas Season 2021-12-03 20:44:16.0

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 2021-12-03 18:59:03.0

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 2021-12-02 17:55:52.0

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 2021-12-02 17:34:10.0

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. 


Embrace Ideological Orientation To Revitalize Accountability To Ugandans - Says Maj Gen Joram Kakari 2021-11-30 12:27:20.0

The UPDF Land Forces Camp Commandant of the Headquarter based in Bombo, Maj Gen Joram Tumwine Kakari has called upon troops to embrace ideological campaign since it visibly defines UPDF as a disciplined force, non-partisan, national in character, patriotic, professional, productive and subordinate to civilian authority.


UPDF Deputy Chief Of CIMIC Calls For Duty Guided By Ideological Clarity 2021-11-27 10:14:25.0

The Deputy Chief of Civil Military Cooperation (DCCIMIC) Col Sam Ntambirwe, has called upon the Director Civil Military Cooperation Land Force, to carry on his duty guided by UPDF ideological clarity.


WSACCO, Equity Bank Strengthen Partnership 2021-11-26 12:11:09.0

Selected staff from Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (WSACCO) Ltd received training from Equity Bank in a bid to strengthen the partnership between the two financial institutions.

 


UPDF Participates In The National Launch Of The African Union Amnesty Month 2021-11-24 17:42:08.0

UPDF has participated in the national launch of the African Union amnesty month in implementing a project on voluntary surrender of illicit small arms and light weapons. 


Change Of Command At Military Police As Major General Don Nabasa Assumes Office 2021-11-24 16:43:42.0

Brigadier General Keith Katungi has today officially handed over office as Commandant Military Police Brigade to Major General Don Nabasa, at a ceremony held at the Military Police Headquarters, Makindye.


CDF Meets Russian Delegation In Uganda On Military Cooperation 2021-11-22 14:04:25.0

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces, Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi has met the delegation of the Russian Federation in Uganda at the Ministry of Defence headquarters, Mbuya. 


President Museveni Roots For Combined Arms Combat Operations 2021-11-20 17:54:33.0

The President of the Republic of Uganda and Commander in Chief of the UPDF H.E Gen Yoweri K Museveni has urged defence forces to embrace the concept of using combined arms while conducting any combat operations.


Ministry of Defence and Veterans Affairs & UPDF Senior Leadership in Joint Orientation Retreat with Defence and Internal Affairs MPs 2021-11-18 20:30:35.0

The Minister of Defence and Veterans Affairs Hon Vicent Ssempijja Bamulangaki has opened the two-day orientation retreat for Members of Parliament on the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee at Speke Resort Munyonyo-Kampala.


UPDF Starts Forceful Disarmament In Karamoja Sub - Region 2021-11-18 10:53:12.0

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CDF Commends Wazalendo SACCO For Improving Members' Welfare 2021-11-15 19:13:24.0

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WSACCO Top Management Staff Acquire More Communication Skills 2021-11-15 19:07:27.0

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LDU Start Training At Olilim 2021-11-02 17:28:58.0

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UPDF Passes Out Tata Bus Drivers And Quarter Masters 2021-10-29 20:24:49.0


Karamoja District Leadership Urged To Unite 2021-10-25 12:21:06.0

The Commander Land Force Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba while in a meeting with district leaders from Karamoja Sub-region cautioned them to stay united for the sustainability of peace in the region.


Defence Leadership Committed To Transforming Country 2021-10-24 20:24:49.0

The Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Hon Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja reiterated the Defence Ministry's commitment towards the transformation of the country by engaging in productive activities.


WSACCO Leaders Attend Sacca Congress 2021-10-24 20:22:13.0

The Chairman Board of Directors for Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (WSACCO) Maj Gen Sam Kavuma and its Chief Executive Officer Col Joseph Freddy Onata successfully completed a one - week Savings and Credit Cooperative Association (SACCA) congress in Kenya's Coastal County of Kwale- Mombasa.


CLF On Disarmament 2021-10-23 09:28:45.0


EAC Armed Forces Planning Conference Ends 2021-10-21 20:45:17.0


Commander Land Force Visits Third Division 2021-10-21 20:27:12.0


EOC Hails Defence Ministry 2021-10-21 20:16:32.0

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) commended the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) for providing equal Opportunities to all eligible beneficiaries during planning and budgeting.


EAC Partner States To Conduct Joint Field Training Exercise 2021-10-19 21:17:37.0

Representatives from EAC that are attending the Initial Planning Conference for the 12th EAC Armed Forces Field training Exercise" Ushirikiano Imara" 19th -21st October 2021 at Source of the Nile hotel in Jinja district.


Cattle Theft Irking In Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-18 21:55:35.0

 commander of the 3 Infantry Division based in Moroto, Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe presents the arrested cattle thieves to local residents


Training Of LDUs Starts In Agago District 2021-10-18 21:46:40.0

Brig Gen Stephen Mugerwa briefing LDU Personnel at Labworodong Military Training School


UPDF Concludes EAC Armed Forces Civil Military Cooperation Week In Kenya 2021-10-14 20:25:27.0

The UPDF Chief of Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande commended Kenyan Government for its unwavering support towards the successful completion of the 3rd Edition of the East Africa Community (EAC) Armed Forces Civil Military activities.


3 Division Court Martial Sentences 08 Criminals 2021-10-14 09:36:30.0

The Joint Security Operation, code named "Usalama Kwa Wote" in Karamoja Sub-region, aiming at recovering illegal guns from the civilian population, recently arrested eight (08) criminals.


Cattle Raids And Insecurity Will End - Lt Gen Elwelu 2021-10-13 09:35:47.0

The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Hon Lt Gen Peter Elwelu has assured the people of Karamoja sub region that the government will endeavor to restore peace in the area and called upon the political leaders to join hands with the locals so that the problems of cattle raids and insecurity are solved.


Mindset Change Will Drive Wsacco 2021-10-10 17:06:28.0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wazalendo Savings and Credit Cooperative Organization (WSACCO), Col Joseph Freddy Onata challenged Principal Staff Officers (PSO'S)and  Branch Managers of WSACCO to reset both their souls and minds if they are to drive further  the vision and mission for WSACCO.


Deputy CDF Meets Leaders Of Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-10 17:00:38.0

The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Peter Elwelu has urged leaders in Karamoja Sub-region to work together with government to pacify the region.


To Transform A Society, Wealth Creation Is Key - President Museveni 2021-10-10 15:35:15.0

The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Peoples' Defence Forces has called upon Ugandans to embrace wealth creation as well as the principles and strategies that support it.


Defence Minister Commends UPDF For Stabilising Karamoja Sub-Region 2021-10-07 18:06:56.0

Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs (L) Hon Vicent  Bamulangaki Ssempijja adressing members of parliament on Karamoja region.


EAC Forces Are Key Players In Integration Process - Maj Gen Kyanda 2021-10-04 14:51:13.0

Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda handing over the Ugandan flag to the Contingent Commander, Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande


281 UPDF Soldiers Complete Training In Mountain Warfare. 2021-10-01 11:07:51.0


LT GEN PAUL LOKECH LAID TO REST 2021-09-01 14:19:16.0

LT GEN PAUL LOKECH LAID TO REST


Change in Adminstration - GHQS BOMBO 2020-11-04 14:21:20.0


UPDF Zonal Pensions Officers Urged to be Problem Solvers 2020-11-04 14:19:01.0


Uganda Defence Minister Meets Israel Ambassador on Cooperation 2020-11-04 14:16:13.0


UPDF Tugume Titus to Tussle it Out With American Robert Niemoeller in an Intercontinental Kickboxing Championship. 2020-11-04 14:13:44.0


Examine Your Financial Lifestyle: Col Onata to UPDF WASSACCO Members 2020-11-04 13:24:25.0


UPDF Participates in the Launch of the Community Engagement Strategy to Fight Covid-19 2020-11-04 13:21:20.0


UPDF Frontline Troops Under Amisom Assessed and Hailed for Combat Readiness and Effectiveness 2020-11-04 13:16:57.0


Defence Minister Hon. Adolf Mwesige and UN Special Envoy Discuss Strategies For The Great Lakes RegionDefence Minister Hon. Adolf Mwesige and UN Special Envoy Discuss Strategies for The Great Lakes Region 2020-11-04 13:16:33.0