October 27, 2021

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Gen Elwelu: integration key to Africa’s security

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The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt Gen Peter Elwelu has implored African nations to integrate so as to solve the global security challenges.

Lt Gen Elwelu said this while addressing a delegation of visiting students from the Zambian Defence Service Command and Staff College.

Gen Elwelu (L) meeting Zambia students

The Lecture of Opportunity at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya gave an insight about Uganda’s overall security and transformational progress in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to the touring Zambian military students.

He noted that UPDF success is hinged on the need for democracy, patriotism, Pan-Africanism and social economic transformation.

The leader of the Zambian delegation Col Martin Mutale commended UPDF for security the country and beyond, particularly Somalia where Al- Shabaab terrorists have been neutralized.

He added that such operations that enhance peace, stability and tranquility will be emulated by the visiting team upon their return.

The function was attended by Uganda’s Defence Attache’ to Tanzania Maj Gen Stephen Kashaka, the Chief of Personnel and Administration Maj Gen George Igumba, the Defence Advisor to Tanzania Brig Gen Musonda Mutola, and UPDF Officers, among others.

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