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.
The mandate of the Ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs 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:
- Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda.
- Cooperate with civilian authorities in emergency situations and in
cases of natural disasters.
- Foster harmony and understanding between Defence forces and
- Engage in productive activities for National development.