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The retired Lt. Col Dr. Rwamirama Bright, the current state minister for Veteran Affairs chaired over the first week prior to retirement exercise for Ugandan soldiers to retire in Jinja at Gadhafi barracks.
Dr Rwamirama urged soldiers to carefully plan and prepare for their wealth and future so that they can make good lives for themselves throughout their retirement period.
He saluted the army officers for the patriotism and courage revealed in serving the Nation, the country will always be grateful for the service which has considerably contributed to the stability and peace,’’he added.
The government is inquiring avenues to provide more skills to the army retirees throughout the retirement to allow them live a reasonable life outside active military duty, according to the minister.
The army retirees were encouraged to be good role models and to continue to safeguard security of the country in their respective communities even if not in army uniform, according to Nile post.
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