The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has applauded the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces(TPDF) for their role in the liberation struggle by Uganda.
Gen. Muhoozi made the remarks during a meeting with a delegation from the National Defence College of Tanzanian led by Brig Gen I. Mhona at the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Headquarters Mbuya hill, in Kampala on Monday.
“You played a big role in helping Uganda liberate itself from the bad leadership. The support was a timely occurrence to cement the relationship between the two countries,” he said.
He also welcomed and commended the role played by the Tanzanian army in ensuring regional stability for sustainable development adding that there is need to maintain close cooperation between the two countries.
Gen Muhoozi re-echoed the need for regional cooperation to address global challenges like the youth bulge, unemployment, and technology changes, among others.
“Integration on the international arena is inevitable. You cannot do without it. Whether you want it or not, our borders can be penetrated if we don’t take the right measures.”
The UPDF Chief Political Commissar, Brig. Henry Masiko, encouraged the students from Tanzania to protect the existing peace for development to thrive in Africa.
He noted that African Countries share a lot in culture and external influences; and thus, called for increased integration.
The briefing was also attended by the UPDF Chief of Personnel and Administration Brig George Igumba, Defence Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence Brig Henry Isoke, among other UPDF Senior Officers.
Asha A Mlekwa First Secretary at the Tanzania High Commission was also in attendance.