BY UGANDA VANGUARD
ENTEBBE –President Yoweri Museveni guards deployed in Somalia on a peace keeping mission a year ago have reported back to Uganda safely. In a press statement issued January 21st, 2020, the Commander of the Special Forces Command (SFC), Maj. Gen. James Birungi, advised the returnees to invest their earning wisely.
“I commend you for the resilience and good conduct that you exhibited while in mission areas. Invest your savings in income generating ventures and avoid the vice of squandering them in non-profitable ventures such as buying cars or visiting bars,” he said.
He also commended the spouses of soldiers who always take care of the families of combatants when they are away on different assignments.
Maj. Gen. Birungi was speaking at the 10th Marine Battalion Grounds in Entebbe Municipality earlier this week during a luncheon he hosted to welcome back 108 SFC soldiers. They were deployed as part of the peace-keeping mission in the Horn of Africa country under the leadership of Lt. Col. David Mugisha.
Major Gen. Birungi added, “I thank President Museveni for his visionary leadership. He has played a leading role towards solving challenges affecting African countries. I also thank the UPDF for its good planning and logistical support it gives to the soldiers not only in mission areas but also here at home.”
The SFC component Commander, Lt. Col. David Mugisha thanked the Commander of SFC for entrusting him with the responsibility of commanding the SFC soldiers who have just returned home at the conclusion of their tour of duties in Somalia. He was pleased that all the 108 SFC soldiers that he went with to Somalia have returned home safely.
Deputy Commander of SFC, Col. Peter Chandia, Col. Stuart Agaba who represented the Chief of Staff of Land Forces, SFC Directors and Commanders, among others, attended the ceremony.