INTELLIGENCE: Army High Command Meets At State House Today


website like this geneva;”>President Yoweri Museveni, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, will chair the meeting, which was slated for Tuesday but postponed to allow security chiefs contain opposition-inspired “Walk To Freedom” protests that rocked Kampala early this week.

Impeccable sources at State House say Museveni will give a lecture on the role of the army in fostering national development.

The Generals will also discuss the state of national security, planned investments in modernizing the army and challenges created by internal and external subversive elements.

Chimpreports has learned that Museveni cancelled his planned trip to United Nations in New York in September to allow time for reflection on thorny issues in the armed forces.

Museveni has spent the better part of his last two months at his country home in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura district where he has been meeting his advisors.

General Tinyefuza

Some of the issues on the agenda include the recent UPDF chopper crash in Mt Kenya, pacification of Somalia, an alleged internal rebellion, indiscipline in the army, allegations of corruption, M23 munity in the Democratic Republic of Congo and retirement of senior army officers.

Sources say the UPDF chopper crash report has already been submitted to President Museveni following an investigation by Gen Salim Saleh. It partly blames the crash to the works of “negative elements” in the region.

UPDF officers will also brainstorm on how to avert a planned armed rebellion allegedly masterminded by opposition leader Col Kizza Besigye and his supporters in the Diaspora.

So far over 20 FDC supporters have been detained in several parts of the country and others sent to Luzira Prison for reportedly planning to overthrow government with the help of a Congo warlord.

During the meeting, army officers will discuss the instability in the Eastern part of the DRC that has encouraged ADF rebels to recruit and mobilize arms for a fresh attack through western Uganda.

The state of security of the nation will also be discussed, considering that the security of person and property has been compromised by increased cases of shootings especially in the city.

The Coordinator of intelligence and security organs, Gen David Tinyefuza, will face the President’s wrath for writing a controversial letter to the media which is believed to have “set the tone” for opposition protests on Monday.


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