President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander-in-Chief of armed forces on Monday issued a stern warning to UPDF soldiers over corruption.
According to military sources, Gen. Museveni told the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces High Command meeting that took place at State House in Entebbe that corruption is “ravaging” the army again.
Museveni said he would not allow UPDF, which has been credited for peace support operations in the region, to be tainted by some corrupt army officers.
His remarks come at time a Shs2 billion fake arms deal that reportedly involves some senior officers and other army officers. The army officers are allegedly to have conned a Polish company of the said billions after disguising as the Ministry of Defence Procurement Committee that sought supplier of arms.
Some of the implicated officers who recently went to Poland to meet the directors of the company and settle the issue were shocked to learn that the Inspector General of Police General Kale Kayihura and External Security Organisation boss, Ambassador Julius Ocwet, had met the directors of the company and compiled a report.
However, as of now there is no concrete evidence pinning any senior official in the fake arms deal.