“Work for the available peanuts,” CDF Mbadi urges junior soldiers



The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) General Wilson Mbasu Mbadi has asked junior officers to avoid excitement and great expectations that they can earn the same money as their seniors. He said this as he launched the 3rd annual units’ mobilisation of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) at 3rd Division headquarters, Moroto Army Barracks.

According to Mbadi, it is laughable for soldiers to think they are in army to enrich themselves. The Rwenzururu top brass soldier and ex Museveni Aide de Camp says military should be a service, not a job. He scoffed at soldiers who think they will use the Pte. Wilson Sabiiti way to make their grievances heard.

“We are not in the army to earn. This is a service, not a job. If you came to the UPDF to become rich then you are in the wrong place,” Mbadi said. He added that the army welfare shall be addressed at a much later time but not out of pressure.

“We are here to enhance within the whole body of the UPDF our tested revolutionary methods of work in order to ensure an efficient and efficacious Peoples’ force, oriented on conscious discipline, following our Commander-in-Chief and President of the Republic of Uganda, H.E Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s units tour in 2019,” remarked the CDF.

While addressing troops, the CDF said the exercise is aimed at increasing ideological awareness and securing frameworks that liberate the minds of officers, militants, defence workers and families.

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