Tanzanian Military Officers In Uganda For Week Long Study Tour

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A delegation of young officers and staff from the Tanzanian Command and Staff College will be staying in Uganda for a one-week study at Mbuya at Headquarters.

They were hosted by the Uganda Peoples Defence Force yesterday the 28th March 2022. They will work under the theme of Capabilities of Regional Blocs in Combating Emerging Security Threats.”

They were officially welcomed by the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen Wilson Mbadi, who thanked them for choosing Uganda as their place of study and assured them that they will be at their disposal for anything.

“Uganda is at the forefront of strengthening what your theme captures,” he said.

He also talked about the growing complex security situation in Africa and advised the continent to join hands so as to secure the lives of Africans and those of the generations to come. β€œRegional integration is the only way of creating strategic security to secure our countries and communities because it is only by integrating, that we will be able to have a strong voice, larger market, strong security frameworks, firmer security foundation and thus stability,” the CDF added.

The Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI) Maj Gen James Birungi, who also briefed the delegation emphasized that Uganda is a stabilized and peaceful country however, security threats continue to manifest in form of terrorism, cyber threats, general and transitional crimes.

He also mentioned that armed groups continue to create pockets of insecurity in some countries such as the DRC, South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda.

β€œAlthough terror cells in the country have been largely neutralized, ADF/ISCAP maintains the capacity to plan and execute attacks across the region. Concerted efforts from all stakeholders are therefore necessary to address all these challenges” Gen Birungi noted.

The Commandant of the Tanzanian Command and Staff College and Head of the delegation, Brig-Gen SD Ghuliku stated that unity with other countries would solve a number of problems.

β€œWe are going to step out of this hall knowing that unity and cooperation among our countries is the only solution to our problems. We are one people. Let these imaginary lines that were drawn by the colonial masters not divide us. Rather we should forget about those lines and integrate for our own benefits because, without cooperation and unity, we are not going to survive these emerging forces and security threats which are coming upon us all,” he said.

Brig Ghuliku further presented a token of appreciation to the CDF to mark the occasion.

This one-week study tour aimed at enhancing the understanding of students in the areas of geopolitics, the social and economic dynamics of the region, and how they affect our countries if we continue acting as individual countries or if we act together toward social economic and security issues facing the region.

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