First son and Commander of the UPDF’s Land Forces, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has allegedly threatened to resign from his role.
This is allegedly because of failure to avail the funds he is requesting for to improve the welfare of the soldiers that belong under his command.
The Lt Gen recently requested for Ugx 20b to improve the soldiers’ accommodation facilities and boost security at various military bases.
The Ministry of Defence has however not yet responded positively a thing that has angered him.
“We (Land Forces) asked for only Shs 20b to sort out pertinent issues of accommodation, welfare and security at Bombo (General Military Headquarters), Makindye barracks and the Motorised brigade in Nakasongola but the criminal cartel at the Ministry of Defence has been tossing our office around.
If my soldiers problems are not sorted, I will retire from the army by next year,” Muhoozi told his highly trusted sources according to social media news outlet Spectre Media.
Gen Muhoozi’s words came after he found Bombo Barracks in a very sad state a thing that made him to request for funds to renovate the whole place especially the dilapidated buildings.
Furthermore, the land Forces commander discovered that the general military headquarters, which in other nations have heavily fortified compounds lacks a security wall fence.
Muhoozi oversaw the construction of modern accommodation facilities and the equipping and training of the elite force using an annual budget of less than Shs 10b.
The Lt Gen who also doubles as the Special Presidential Advisor in charge of special operations commands the infantry divisions, artillery division, armored brigade and motorised brigade.