“We don’t want war with Rwanda but may be forced to retaliate” Government

The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has reiterated Uganda’s commitment to live peacefully with all its neighbors. He said this yesterday while briefing a cross section of Defence Attachés and Advisors accredited to Uganda at UPDF General Headquarters – Mbuya.

While giving an over view of the security situation in Uganda, Gen Muhoozi said the entire country remains peaceful and UPDF has remained committed to keeping Uganda’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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He therefore reiterated UPDF commitment to work with other security agencies to deter or curtail any acts of lawlessness by individuals or groups that may threaten Uganda’s peace and security.

The CDF further underscored UPDF commitment to integration as a strategy to guarantee the survival of the African people and highlighted that it is imperative to work in harmony with all sisterly countries through the existing regional frameworks such as the EAC Protocol on Cooperation in Defence Affairs.

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General Muhoozi gave assurance that Uganda cherishes good neighborliness and peaceful co-existence and all efforts possible should be directed at addressing whatever challenges that stand in the way of our countries as well as regional security, stability and socio-economic transformation.

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The briefing session was also attended by the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, Defence Attachés/Advisors representing Tanzania, USA, Rwanda, UK, Netherlands, Republic of Korea, France, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa and South Sudan, among others.

Lukwago Joseph

Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years.Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.

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