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President Museveni Commissions 774 Officers Cadets

Officer Cardets peeping themselves during their commissioning at Kaweweta on Tuesday. PPU Photo

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has on Tuesday commissioned 774 officer cadets who successfully completed their one-year training course at the Basic Military Training School- Kaweweta.

The commissioned officers belong to intake 18 of year 2023/24 and out of the 774 students, 28 were drawn from Tanzania and Mali.


During the commissioning, President Museveni congratulated the new officers for successfully completing their training course.

Gen. Museveni also cautioned the officers to stop regarding the army as a job but a responsibility to defend a country.

The President also pledged to continue enhancing the welfare of the army officers in terms of free housing, free education for the children of the soldiers, health, among others.

The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba said the commissioned officers have been groomed so well and they are future leaders of the army.

“I know how hard you have all worked over the past year and I hope you are proud of your achievements,” he said.

Gen. Muhoozi also reminded the officers that as they step into their roles, they should remember that leadership is not merely a position but a profound responsibility which they must fulfill.

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