President Museveni has said African countries should not wait for Western powers to provide for them security of their persons.
The president was yesterday speaking at a Graduation of Eighteen UPDF officers after a one year pioneer course in National Security and strategic studies held at National Defense College, located in Buikwe district.
The first cohort of officers who graduated at the newly opened National Defence College included nine brigadiers and nine colonels.
Museveni explained that for a country to be peaceful, it needs to have a national army with capable leadership.
The commander in chief of the UPDF said the National Defence College is a big achievement towards achieving security goals for the country.
The president however urged the officers to help in the fight against corruption.
He said, the senior army officers should make sure that corruption which has been a problem in the civilian sector does not penetrate the armed forces.
The UPDF Chief of Defense Forces, Gen Wilson Mbadi congratulated the senior officers for having concluded the journey they started a year ago. END.