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UPDF Demolishes Expired Weapons

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According to Col. Richard Wakayinja, a commander in the engineering department, this exercise is done on an annual basis to reduce on equipments which may pose a risk to their lives.


“We do this to create space for the new procured weapons by the ministry of Defence,” Wakayinja added.


Majority of the destroyed equipment belonged to former president, Idi Amin and other past governments.


Commissioner Markmort Okello, who witnessed the exercise, pointed out that “the idea is a good one, especially at this time when the country is trying to do away with expired equipment”.


The soldiers dag up a big hole where they placed the equipment and later covered it with several chemicals before setting up a bomb to finalise the demolition.


The commissioner also observed that explosives being so dangerous, the demolition is thus done 10km away from the scene to avoid loss of lives and other damages.


“It’s on record that once these explosives overstay in stores and get expired, they can cause damage to the human beings,” Okello noted.

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