The vision of the Ministry is to support the UPDF to transform it into a modern, professional, efficient and accountable force anchored on a strong civil–military partnership.
To preserve, defend and protect the people and their properties, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, contributing to regional stability and supporting international Peace initiatives.
To attain and maintain a safe and stable environment that is conducive to social cohesion and sustainable economic development.
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.