The Minister of State for Defence in charge of General Duties - MSD (GD) Hon. Jacob Marksons Oboth flagged off the 41st UPDF Tarehe Sita Anniversary celebrations and Defence Forces Week in Mbale City.
The Minister of State for Defence in charge of General Duties Hon. Jacob Marksons Oboth flagged off the 41st UPDF Tarehe Sita Anniversary celebrations and Defence Forces Week in Mbale City.
The launch, on 29th January 2022, at the Mayor's Garden in Mbale City was attended by the Chair person NRM Women's League, representatives from local councils, representatives from security organs and religious leaders, among others.
Hon Oboth commended government for steering growth in the country that has culminated into the Mbale City status.
He said UPDF played a significant role in shaping what the country is today. "We are here to re-awaken ourselves on the contributions of those who sacrificed to liberate Uganda. We thank them for shaping our country," said Hon Oboth.
He lauded UPDF for being a Pro-people, disciplined and professional army evidenced by their involvement in community outreach programs that aim at renewing the relationship between UPDF and the civilan population.
The State Defence General Duties Minister warned against land grabbing in the Elgon Region and further called for togetherness and peace while solving conflicts.
"Find more reason to unite than staying a part," he said.
Speaking on behalf of the UPDF Chief Political Commissar Maj Gen Henry Matsiko, the Director of education for the reserve forces Col Ibrahim Kedi noted that UPDF is a Peoples' Army.
He explained the importance of using the defence forces week by the army to renew its commitment to defend and protect lives and property of wanainchi (people).
"Giving back to the people creates harmony, interdependence, and builds compatibility between UPDF and the civilan population," noted Col Kedi.
The NRM Women's League chair person Ms. Lydia Wanyoto thanked UPDF for supporting the community by building Mooni Primary School in a densely populated area.
The Lord Mayor of Mbale City Kassim Namugali highlighted that UPDF demonstrated sacrifice and patriotism to liberate Uganda. He implored residents to emulate the spirit of patriotism from UPDF and work towards building the new city. "Do things that promote the community," he said.
Mr. Frank Kaggwa, the Stanbic Relations Manager that has partnered with UPDF for the success of the 2022 Tarehe Sita celebrations in the Elgon Region, commended UPDF for the sustaining peace and security in the country. He noted that business thrives on a peaceful environment. Stanbic will offer about 1000 T-shirts for the marathon in Mbale City in commemoration of the Defence Forces Week.
"Maama kits" worth UGX 10m will also be distributed by Stanbic to mothers in Bugisu and Sebei regions.
Hon Oboth also planted a tree to improve the environment at Mbale City Mayoral gardens in honor of the Army Week. Million Trees International Organisation has donated about 5000 tree seedlings to UPDF for the successful completion of the Defence Forces Week.
In Mbale City, Tarehe Sita Civil Military Engineering works will include: Construction of two classroom blocks at Mooni Primary School, construction of the Out Patients waiting shade at Namakwekwe HC III and availing more oxygen plants at Mbale hospital.
Others will involve free eye and dental care, free HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing, free safe male circumcision, Out Patient services and minor surgeries, among others.
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Minister of Defence and Veteran Affairs (L) Hon Vicent Bamulangaki Ssempijja adressing members of parliament on Karamoja region.
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LT GEN PAUL LOKECH LAID TO REST