President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the new headquarters of the Special Forces Command, named the General Yoweri Museveni House.
According to Museveni, the house was built by SFC’s construction unit with the complex cost of Shs3.48b, opposed to the Shs9b quoted by a contractor.
He also commissioned newly-built dormitories for soldiers, renovated houses for non-commissioned officers, gun shades and a 30,000-litre fuel pump which cost Shs1.1b and all the work executed in 23 months.
Museveni together with other officials during the Commissioning of the SFC Museveni House
Museveni advised the army to continue this way of building its facilities inorder to save money.
“You should do this especially for lodgings for soldiers. It is not right for soldiers to sleep outside the barracks. What if war broke out in the night, where would we find you?” He said.
“Besides saving money since contractors borrow from banks with high interest rates, military facilties like these need a certain degree of privacy and confidentiality. Building them yourselves helps.” Museveni added.
Museveni also said encroachers on army land should not be tolerated. “Encroachers should either compensate the army if they have built on the land or vacate the land and ownership reverts to the UPDF.” He said.