General Muhoozi Keinerugaba, the Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations, on August 10, 2023, officially commissioned a multibillion apartment and transportation workshop at the Land Forces General Headquarters in Bomb.
The apartment, which has been given the name of the former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Patrice Lumumba, will be able to accommodate over sixteen officer families.
In his speech, Gen. Muhoozi said that Bombo barracks are of historical significance in Uganda and East Africa and were founded in 1906.
“Bombo barracks are of historical significance in Uganda and East Africa. They were founded in 1906 by Europeans in Uganda and promised to ensure that all barracks in the country were built because no good facility can’t be professional,” Gen. Muhoozi said.
He extended his gratitude to the President and Commander-in-Chief for his tireless efforts in building the army and providing it with modern facilities and equipment.
In the same vein, he expressed his gratitude to the army’s leadership, in particular Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga, Commander Land Forces, for his crucial contribution to the building of the officers’ apartments and the auto shop.
Lt Gen Kayanja Muhanga, the commander of the Land Force, commended Gen Muhoozi for intervening when he was most needed.
“If it wasn’t you, these projects would have been totally down, but because you came in, you really revived our programmes; for example, the project of constructing the perimeter fence, which is about to be completed,” Lt Gen Kayanja said.
He also pledged to take measures to protect the facilities from harm.
Lt Col James Lwegaba informed the guests that in FY 2020, Land Force received Ugx 28.5 billion for the construction of 400 housing units in various formations, and more projects are going on and nearly complete in different Divisions and Brigades.
The UPDF Engineers’ Brigade did all of the work on the apartment.