The UPDF Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi has Monday (May 27, 2019) presided over the opening of pre-retirement training at Jinja Cantonment Gadaffi Barracks.
The pre-retirement training according to UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire is to prepare retirees for smooth transition to civillian life.
“UPDF leadership invites consultants and experienced technical personnel, who give lectures of opportunity to officers and men who are retiring,” he explained.
Gen Muhoozi, while speaking to retirees, commended them for offering distinguished service to the army and their country.
He informed them that when you join the army you serve and retire honourably, reminding them that before you retire, you go through a process.
He advised retirees to manage their time well bearing in mind that there are a lot of temptations in society outside military, adding that, they should maintain high degree of discipline.
“Be our good ambassadors, be organised and law abiding citizens,” Gen Muhoozi told the retirees.
He cautioned them against associating with unproductive peers.
“When you get a good peer, you will thrive,” said Gen Muhoozi.
In attendance were Deputy CPA Brig Sam Kakuru, Brig Ceaser Bahwezi, Senior UPDF officers, junior officers and representatives from MODVA civilian component.