President Museveni Friday commissioned 613 Young Officer Cadets at the Uganda Military Academy—Kabamba (UMAK) in Mubende District and Twenty Pilot Cadets from UPDF Air Force College.
All these have been commissioned to the ranks of Second Lieutenant and Lieutenant respectively.
He congratulated the newly commissioned officers.
“However, this is just the beginning, they should read more and look out for more training courses,” he said.
“To the 613 and the rest of the men and women in uniform, I call upon you to observe both military and personal discipline in order to avoid career stagnation.”
He discouraged ill habits like promiscuity (umalaya), alcoholism, smoking and obesity; such things impact on the soldiers’ general performance.
“You are only useful when healthy.”