Museveni Opens Headquarters of His Guard Soldiers

Special Forces Command headquarters commissioned by President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni

President, Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, has opened headquarters of his guard soldiers the Special Forces Command –SFC.

SFC is an elite force that guards Museveni, his wife Janet Kataha Museveni, their children and other key dignitaries in the country as well as vital government installations. The new headquarters, according to Museveni, was built on a tune of Shillings 3.4 billion.

“It was my pleasure commissioning the new headquarters of the Special Forces Command, named the General Yoweri Museveni House. Built by SFC’s construction unit, the complex cost Shs3.48b, opposed to the Shs9b quoted by a contractor,” Museveni said on his social media page.

Museveni also commissioned newly-built dormitories for soldiers, renovated houses for non-commissioned officers, gun shades and a 30,000-litre fuel pump. Museveni added that dormitories, gun shades and others cost Shillings 1 billion. All these works were concluded within 23 months.

The President said the Army should continue building its facilities and saving money. Such should be done for lodgings for soldiers. Soldiers, Museveni says do not deserve to sleep outside the barracks. Sleeping outside the barracks puts security at stake in case the war broke out in the night.

“Besides saving money since contractors borrow from banks with high interest rates, military facilities like these need a certain degree of privacy and confidentiality. Building them yourselves helps,” Museveni said.

Also warned are encroachers on army land which Museveni said should not be tolerated. According to the head of state, encroachers should either compensate the army if they have built on the land or vacate the land and ownership reverts to the UPDF.