DATE:  Sun Dec 15, 2019 17:47 pm

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      Uganda   Peoples'   Defence   Forces

UPDF Vision and Mission

The UPDF protects Uganda's interests at home and abroad, providing a safe and secure environment in which all Ugandan citizens can live and prosper.

UPDF Mission

To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, and the Constitution that encapsulates people's sovereignty through popular will.

 

UPDF Vision

Transform the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) into a modern , professional, efficient and accountable Force anchored on a strong civil-military partnership.

 

UPDF MANDATE

The mandate is derived from the Constitution of Republic of Uganda 1995 (as amended). In accordance with Articles 208 and 209, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is established and mandated to carry out the following functions:

1. Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, ensuring non-violability of peoples and individual rights, the rule of law and good governance.

2. Cooperate with civilian authorities in emergence situations and in cases of natural disasters.

3. Foster harmony and understanding between Defence forces and civilians.

4. Engage in productive activities for Natural Development.

 

Statement of Objectives UPDF

1. Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, ensuring non-violability of peoples and individual rights, the rule of law and good governance.

2. Build adequate and credible defense capacity to address external threats and in the medium term assist in maintaining internal security.

3. Create a productive and self-sustaining force.

4. Ensure adherence to and furtherance of international obligations.

5. Ensure continuation and strengthening of the Defense forces that has respect for Human Rights.

6. Create military alliances to enhance regional security and stability.

7. Maintain national cohesion.

8. Promote co-operation with the East African countries, which share common political, economic, social and cultural values, and interests..

9. Support regional and continental integration through the East African Community and African Union.

 

Functions of the UPDF

1. To preserve and defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda.

2. To cooperate with the civilian authority in emergency situations and in cases of natural disasters.

3. To foster harmony and understanding between the defence forces and civilians.

4. AND LASTLY, To engage in productive activities for the development of Uganda.