The Commander of Land Forces also first son, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba , has threatened to step down from his position in the military as the Land Forces commander if the funds he is requesting to improve the welfare of soldiers is not given to Land Forces.
Gen Muhoozi recently asked for 20 billion to improve the soldiers’ accommodation facilities and boost security at various military bases but the Ministry of Defence has not responded positively something that has angered him.
“𝐖𝐞 (𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬) 𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐡𝐬 𝟐𝟎𝐛𝐧 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,” Gen Muhoozi told his highly trusted sources
“𝐈𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬’ 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫,” the General roared
Gen Muhoozi’s words came after he found Bombo barracks in a very disappointing state something that tempted him to ask for funds to renovate it with its structures for offices and soldiers’ accommodation dilapidated.
The General also discovered that the general military headquarters, which in other countries, are the most heavily fortified compounds, lacks a security wall fence.
At SFC, Muhoozi oversaw the construction of modern accommodation facilities and the quipping and training of the elite force using an annual budget of less than Shs 10bn.
Muhoozi, who doubles as Special Presidential advisor in charge of special operations, commands the infantry divisions, artillery division, armoured brigade and motorised brigade.