The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has urged parents and all the UPDF soldiers to always be good examples to their children and ensure that they impart in them discipline and morals.
Gen.Muhoozi made the remarks on Monday during the children’s end of year party at the 2nd Infantry Division headquarters in Makenke Mbarara district.
“The world today needs children who are morally upright in order for them to become better citizens of tomorrow. These children need to get tender love from parents, good nurturing, mentorship and utmost care when they are still young,” Gen. Muhoozi said.
He said that family touches the hearts and minds of all soldiers and greatly impacts on the performance of soldiers while on duty.
Speaking at the same function, the outgoing UPDF second division commander, Brig Kayanja Muhanga applauded the CDF for supporting the end of year children’s party that he said is the first of its kind in the division.
Brig. Muhanga further pointed out that because the CDF is a parent, he really embraces the idea of celebrating the end of year children’s party.
The function that ran under the theme “Promoting positive growth and development of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces’ Family, was attended by among others the Mbarara Resident District Commissioner Lt Col. James Mwesigye, the incoming second division commander Brig.Francis Takirwa, the head of UPDF Spouses Desk Rebecca Mugume and local leaders among others.
The CDF UPDF children’s party is held each year since 2016 aimed at bringing together soldiers’ children from different army departments in a bid to bring cohesion within the army.