President Museveni passes out 110 UPDF Commandos

BUTIABA, BULISA DISTRICT: President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces has passed out 110 UPDF Commandos who completed 16 months of specialized training.

The 4th intake of Special Forces Command Tier 1 also known as Special Forces Qualifications Course were passed out during a ceremony yesterday at Butiaba Marines Training School in Bulisa district.

President Museveni arrives in Addis Ababa for IGAD Summit

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: President Yoweri Museveni has arrived in the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa where he joins other heads of State and government for the 13th Ordinary Summit of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). 

The summit is being held at the request and invitation of the Ethiopian Prime Minister and current IGAD Chairman Dr. Ahmed Ali Abey.

The countries attending include Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and Kenya and Eritrea.

Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines will Strengthen Health care in Africa – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda is ready to cooperate with Japan in the production of pharmaceuticals and vaccines to support and promote health care in Uganda and Africa.

“Cooperation with Japan on the issue of pharmaceuticals and vaccines will be a big boost to health care. When you produce them internally, it is much cheaper and accessible than importing them,” he said.