The Chief of Defence Forces General David Muhoozi commissioned infrastructural developments for the 333 Mountain Brigade Headquarters in Kakyomya, Kabarole district and 303 Brigade in Kyangwali, Kikuube district.
The infrastructure that was constructed at a cost of 1.2 billion and 959 million Uganda shillings respectively include the Commandant’s residence, Office Blocks, Health Centre III and a water purification supply system.
Speaking at the commissioning, Gen Muhoozi expressed gratitude that the 333 mountain brigade now has a home of its own and they are no longer squatters.
“This is another milestone that we have finally witnessed and commissioned, the home of 333 mountain brigade,” Gen Muhoozi said.
He added that with teamwork of the UPDF leadership, there has been measured achievements of decent accommodation and working environment with limited resources.
Gen Muhoozi commended the Engineering Brigade and the National Enterprise Corporation for their efforts in executing UPDF works and added that in the going forward, they will partner with a private contractor with the aim of improving the housing structures of the UPDF barracks.
The CDF Gen David Muhoozi promised to provide solar power at the headquarters, a primary school, bridges and equipment to till the Land to the two Brigades.
During the commissioning, the Managing Director of the National Enterprise Corporation, Lt Gen James Mugira said the commissioning of the projects is happening at the right time during the Tarehe Sita week adding that the UPDF is now playing a huge role in the Socio-economic transformation of Uganda through engaging in different projects around the country.
Lt Gen Mugira said that aside from their engagements in UPDF projects, the National Enterprise Corporation is now involved in the construction of the Public Free Zone port in Entebbe, the car assembly plant of Kiira Motors, ICT innovations hub in Nakawa and maintenance of the metre guage railway.
The CDF was accompanied by the Commander Land Forces, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, the Joint Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, Commander Engineering Brigade, Brig Gen Cyrus Benkunda, division commanders, brigade commandants and other senior UPDF officers.