The armed forces from the five East African Community states are holding the 9th Edition of the East African Military Games and Cultural Event at the Mandela National Stadium in Uganda.
Sports is one of the most successful undertakings in respect to enhancing unity so every effort must be mustered by the respective member states to ensure that the event is strengthened.
The member countries must also ensure that event is staged in accordance to schedule so that respective member countries have the chance of hosting fellow soldiers from other countries to compete in the various sporting activities.
This helps the armed forces to interact at a recreational level as opposed to military interaction that they get when they are on duty.
Indeed the success of these games can also go a long way in widening and establishing cooperation among the EAC Defence Forces and also enhancing the process of fast-tracking the EAC integration.
This is because if there is unity among the respective defence forces, then unity and cooperation among their respective citizenry is easily guaranteed.
Also, the interaction of our men and women in uniform through participation in games helps to promote different cultures.
Otherwise, Ugandans welcome all competitors.