The Chief of Staff – Land Force, Major General Jack Bakasumba has said that because of the clear political leadership in Uganda, “We have been able to build a strong Army because of the clear ideological concept we have. A soldier who is not ideologically upright is like a mercenary.”
Representing the Chief of Defence Forces, General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi, Maj Gen Bakasumba was yesterday speaking during a dinner that was held at Ndere Cultural Centre for the delegation of the Defence Command and Staff College of the Botswana Defence Forces who were winding up their week-long Geo-strategic tour in Uganda.
Colonel Dumisani Ndzinge who led the delegation from Botswana said that during their tour in Uganda under the theme; “balancing economic diversity amid complex security challenges”, they were able to visit the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Quality Chemicals Industries, National Enterprise Corporation which enabled them thoroughly achieved.
“We are the first delegation (from Botswana Defence Forces) to visit Uganda and we are honoured to be the pioneers of this start of military diplomacy,” said Col Ndzinge.