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CDF Muhoozi adressing Uganda's defense attaches. DPU photo

Get Deeper Knowledge of Uganda-CDF Muhoozi Urges Defence Attaches

posted onJanuary 9, 2020

By Kampala Post Reporter

Uganda's Defence attaches to various missions abroad are meeting to share experiences and understand common values in the Foreign Service.

The two day conference started on Wednesday at the Ministry of Defence Headquarters Mbuya. In his welcoming remarks, the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen. David Muhoozi congratulated and welcomed appointed officers to the diplomatic service whose mandate is to promote and protect Uganda's interests abroad.

The CDF was happy that they were meeting to discuss the various issues of interest to Uganda. He added that the officers were meeting to discuss, engage, assess and evaluate themselves as far as their work is concerned. The General asked the newly appointed officers to get deeper knowledge of Uganda.“I implore you to get more knowledge about our country and take keen interest in understanding Uganda but also in defence matters,” he emphasized.

In his keynote address Ambassador Patrick Mugoya, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the key role of military attaches is to represent Uganda to the specific states, but also act as expert advisors to Heads of Missions.

Mugoya asked the officers to always be aware of Uganda's role in foreign countries like Somalia and international organizations such as the United Nations because these deployments help the force to gain exposure as well as experience. He reiterated the CDF’s remarks on the need for the officers to get deeper knowledge of Uganda and the country they are accredited to, as it is the only way they will be able to deal with its affairs.He reminded the officers to always represent Uganda and not themselves.

The conference is being attended by the Deputy CDF Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi, the Joint Chief of Staff Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu and other Senior leaders of the UPDF among others.

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