Uganda Peoples Defense Force has today passed out 295
officers after completing a four months’ mountain warfare technical course at
mountain warfare training school in Karugutu town council Ntoroko district.
Colonel Dusan Musoke Kavuma the school commandant at
the mountain warfare training center, said the course took off on 14th
February with 300 students, 295 successfully completed the course while five
students didn’t turn up for the final event for undisclosed reasons.
Colonel Kavuma said the training is intended to develop
the physical capabilities of soldiers, use of new and modern equipment's in
mountains as well as necessitating the UPDF officers with relevant tactics
especially in high altitude operations.
Kavuma said the past experiences of Fighting the
ADF and other negative forces in mountains made it necessary to institute such
courses later to enable the army handle such challenges with ease.
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Colonel John Winston Mugara the deputy commander of the mountain
division at Muhooti barracks who was chief guest advised the finalists to enroll
and equip themselves with numerous training opportunities in the forces to
enable them operate in multipurpose operations.
Colonel Mugarura also cautioned the officers against
indiscipline citing use of drugs and indulging in immorality which is lively
to cut short their lifespan, costing them their career in service.
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Scovia Adong who was the best female student during
the training and lieutenant Emanuel Egaya who was the best overall student said
it had not been easy, however the patience, zeal and morale from the colleague
soldiers enabled all of them to complete the assignment since they
were working through team work.