CDF Calls for Unity Among Security Personnel

In march 2018, President Yoweri Museveni while meeting with the Crime Preventers in Lugogo Kampala as their fate was lying in balance following the replacement of former IGP, Kale Kayihura, said that they were to be part of the UPDF as a reserve force.
The Chief of the Defence Forces General David Muhoozi Addressing the Gathering in Kampala

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The Chief of the Defense forces, General David Muhoozi has called for unity among asked security agencies if they are to maintain peace and stability in the country.  


Muhoozi made the remarks on Friday while presiding over the launch of the mobilization and documentation exercise of the Reserve Forces in Kampala. The exercise is meant to build the reserve force into a fully-fledged service of the Defense Force and also enhance its capability in maintaining peace and stability in the country.   

He emphasized that the security agencies must understand their mission by serving the interests of all the people.      

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The Reserve Force Commander Lt General Charles Otema noted that there has been a number of challenges in the process of transiting the crime preventers into the reserve forces.  

Otema says that it has been difficult to give support to the disbanded crime preventers because they did not know their exact number. 

During the reign of General Kale Kayihura, the Inspector General of Police, he said that there were 8 million crime preventers in the country. 

In March 2018, President Yoweri Museveni while meeting with the Crime Preventers said that they will co-opted in the reserve force. 

However, Otema states that those legible for the exercise launched include retired officers, and discharged militants of the Defense Forces and members of the auxiliary forces like former LDU personnel and crime preventers.

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The registration and documentation exercise launched today in the Central region is the last one, having conducted similar exercises in the rest of the regions in the country.