The National Coordinator Operation Wealth Creation Gen Caleb Akandwanaho aka Salim Saleh yesterday urged UPDF officers to be diligent and to commit to her goals.
Salah made the remarks while presiding over the regional launch of the 39th Tarehe Sita Anniversary civil-military activities at Timuna Senior Secondary School, Kasangombe sub-county in Nakaseke District.
This year’s celebrations, preceded by a week long medical, sports and engineering activities from 1st to 6th February 2020, are being conducted under the theme “Consolidating the UPDF Strategic Partnership with the People to Guard the Gains of the Liberation.”
He commended UPDF efforts in securing Uganda for the last 39 years, majority of which were spent fighting 27 insurgencies.
He added that all of them were defeated basing on the ideology, discipline and evaluation as guided by the Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF Gen YK Museveni
He urged UPDF to work towards renewing its ideological clarity since the army’s has perfectly managed to secure Uganda’s borders and what remains is empowering the local population.
“Inspire yourself and commit yourselves to higher goals,” Gen Saleh noted.
The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi thanked the population for associating with UPDF and urged them to exploit the prevailing peace for socio-economic transformation.
“Our next war is to use the peace to enrich ourselves,” Gen Muhoozi said.
He also used the same event to launch the 2nd Edition of the Tarehe Sita marathon kit sponsored by Stanbic Bank, Mota Engel Africa and National Water and Sewerage Corporation.
During the launch, Saleh donated $ 3000 cash towards the development of the women poultry and book SACCOs in the area.
The UPDF SACCO pledged Shs 30 million towards the same project and more 100 mattresses were donated to Nakaseke hospital by another well-wisher