Defence Minister Adolf Mwesige

Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs (MODVA) Adolf Mwesige has implored key leaders in his ministry and Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) to deeply discuss the achievements and challenges in previous financial year with a view of adopting a planning and implementation strategy that is in tandem with priorities set within the Ministerial Policy Statement.

Speaking after the conclusion of the two days annual strategic planning retreat held in Entebbe, Mr. Mwesige said the retreat aimed at refining and communicating the Ministry’s priorities in order to guide on implementation of the annual strategic plan.

He said the retreat reaffirmed the vision of the Ministry to transform UPDF into a modern, professional, efficient and accountable force anchored on a strong civil military partnership.

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi urged all Commanders and Chiefs to ensure that their plans are aligned to the overall Defence Strategy taking into account the available resources adding that such an undertaking will enable UPDF to deliver on its mandate without going beyond the available budget.

He further called upon Commanders to maintain team spirit and good management practices as part of the UPDF tested revolutionary methods of work.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Defense – General Duties Hon Col (Rtd) Sam Engola, Minister of State for Defense for Veteran Affairs Hon Lt Col (Rtd) Dr. Bright Rwamirama, Permanent Secretary Mrs. Rosette Byengoma, Deputy CDF Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi, Senior Defense staff, UPDF Service and Division Commanders as well as Chiefs.