President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Friday commissioned the new headquarters of the Special Forces Command (SFC) which are named after him. The block is named General Yoweri Museveni House.
The headquarters, which were constructed by the SFC construction unit cost 3.48 billion as opposed to the 9 billion which was quoted by the contractor.
President Museveni also commissioned newly-built dormitories for soldiers, renovated houses for non-commissioned officers, gun shades and a 30,000-litre fuel pump which cost 1.1 Billion.
“The army should continue this way, building its facilities and saving money. You should do this especially for lodgings for soldiers,” he said.
He added; “It is not right for soldiers to sleep outside the barracks. What if war broke out in the night, where would we find you?”
Besides saving money since contractors borrow from banks with high interest rates, military facilties like these need a certain degree of privacy and confidentiality. Building them yourselves helps.
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President Museveni also warned people who have encroached on the army land.
“Encroachers on army land should not be tolerated. Encroachers should either compensate the army if they have built on the land or vacate the land and ownership reverts to the UPDF,” he added.