Brig Gen Robert Freeman Mugabe on Monday took over as chairman of the UPDF General Court Martial from Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.
General Mbadi lauded that article 126 of the Uganda Constitution mandates UPDF to try different categories of cases without discrimination and to expeditiously dispense justice and determine adequate remedies for victims.
The CDF emphasized that the General Court Martial plays a big role in instilling discipline among the forces and as well as civilians
The General Court Martial is created by the UPDF act under section 197 and can sit at any place in Uganda and even outside Uganda wherever UPDF is deployed, the CDF said.
Quoting the Biblical book of 2 Corinthians 8: 20-21, he implored each and everyone to execute their duties diligently in line with the UPDF mandate and to refrain from acts that lead to public mistrust of the UPDF institution.
The incoming Chairman Brig Gen Mugabe thanked UPDF for entrusting him with another assignment to serve in one of the key appointments in the forces.
Gen Mugabe also promised to work hand in hand with the former Chairman and his team in order to accomplish the assigned duties.
Others who witnessed the handover and takeover were the Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, Chief of Personnel and Administration Maj Gen George Igumba, Chief of Staff Airforce Brig Gen David Gonyi, Defence Spokesperson Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye, court members and technical staff.
Brig Gen Mugabe was appointed to the position on July 13 replacing Lt Gen Andrew Gutti.