President Yoweri Museveni has today commissioned the new headquarters of the Special Forces Command (SFC). The building has been named after him ‘the General Yoweri Museveni House.’
Museveni said the facility was built by SFC’s construction unit in just 23 months and the complex cost Shs3.48b, opposed to the Shs9b quoted by a contractor.
The facility has dormitories for soldiers, renovated houses for non-commissioned officers, gun shades and a 30,000-litre fuel pump. Museveni said these cost Shs1.1b.
“The army should continue this way, building its facilities and saving 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?” said Museveni.
The Commander in Chief warned encroachers on army land to either compensate the army if they have built on the land or vacate the land and ownership reverts to the UPDF.