UPDF gives back, cleans Jinja city as one of pre Terehe sita day celebrations

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UPDF gives back, cleans Jinja city as one of pre Terehe sita day celebrations. Whisper Eye Reports.

Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) cleaned Jinja City as a way of giving back to the community.

UPDF soldiers from Jinja Cantonment and Senior Comand and Staff College Kimaka conducted Civil Military activities in Jinja town.

Cleaning Jinja central market, streets and encouraging residents promote hygiene.

Comandant Non Commissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) Col Saad Katemba kicked off the activities by matching from Gadafi barracks to Jinja town.

Col Saad Katemba who was the chief participant said that, these are civil military activities which help UPDF to identify themselves with the people.

“This is so because people are the foundation of UPDF and this stretches back in our history,” says Col Katemba.

Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Jinja, Mr Eric Sakwa said the day reflects the foundation of UPDF that is based on discipline and hard work which must be maintained.

‘Our soldiers remain vigilant and ready to deal with any one that tries to distabilise peace in Uganda,’ says Mr Sakwa.

Many participated in the activity; the LCIII Chairperson Jinja Central Division Mr Mubarrack Kirunda, Deputy Diso Jinja district, LCI central market Mr Ssemaganda Lawrence and traders from Jinja central market among others.