UPDF, not personal army, Muntu tells Museveni. The previous armed force administrator, (Rtd) Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, has said they will battle “like the devil” to guarantee President Museveni doesn’t turn the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) into a person’s military.
However, the pioneer of the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party said he has heard on a few events. That President Museveni calls the UPDF “his military”, however the National Resistance Army rebels, presently UPDF. It didn’t go to the shrubbery to battle in the 1980 to 1986 guerrilla war to set up a customized armed force.
“At the point when it went to UPDF like it is currently, is anything but an individual armed force. In addition, it is a national armed force and we do everything conceivable to guarantee that that comes into the real world. On the off chance that that doesn’t come into the real world. It will be tragic for the individuals who have served. The individuals who are dead [and those] who are as yet living,” Gen Muntu said.
The ANT chief offered the expressions while lauding late Maj Gen Benon Biraaro during a memorial service a week ago. Gen Biraaro, a previous presidential up-and-comer. Therefore, the previous Bush War guerrilla warrior covered at his home in Isingiro District on Sunday.
Among Gen Muntu’s crowd was the Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi, in addition, and many senior military officials.
Gen Muntu told the Minister of Karamoja Affairs, Mr. John Byabagambi to “be sufficiently gallant” and convey his message to President Museveni. UPDF, not personal army, Muntu tells Museveni.
President Museveni has on a few events alluded to the UPDF as his military for instance.
Gen Muntu said they pursued the guerrilla war to battle for a worthy motivation. And have a nation where there are harmony, decency, and equity.
In addition, he said President Museveni could be utilizing the reference (his military) to threaten his rivals and repress them mentally.
“On the off chance that it is a piece of mental fighting, you know when you find a workable pace. They have leveled. In the event that it is that, similarly, I would comprehend. Force can cause us to do various peculiar things throughout everyday life,” Gen Muntu said.
Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama couldn’t remark on the issue.
“Call UPDF. Inquire as to whether they are in a customized armed force,” Mr. Wanyama said.
The Army and Defense representative, Brig Richard Karemire, stated: “Allude to the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda and the UPDF Act 2005.”
In conclusion, both the Constitution and UPDF Act characterize the UPDF as a national armed force.