Special Forces Command, a highly trained and brutal batch of soldiers that guard President Museveni have today witnessed the commissioning of their new headquarters by the President.
The headquarters, which are housed by an extremely ostentatious mansion are named after President Museveni. The building was named ‘General Yoweri Museveni House.’
In a speech during the commisioning of the building, the President revealed that the building was constructed by SFC construction unit and cost approximately shs 3.48 billions.
“. .. built by SFC’s construction unit, the complex cost Shs3.48b, opposed to the Shs9b quoted by a contractor,” Museveni said.
Besides the headquarters, the NRM chairperson commissioned newly constructed dormitories for soldiers and renovated houses for non commissioned officers, gun shades and a 30,000 litre fuel pump. These cost over shs. 1.1 billions.
The President encouraged soldiers to continue saving money for such projects since it is not right to borrow money for UPDF facilities.
“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?” he queried.
“Besides saving money since contractors borrow from banks with high interest rates, military facilties like these need a certain degree of privacy and confidentiality. Building them yourselves helps.Encroachers on army land should not be tolerated. Encroachers should either compensate the army if they have built on the land or vacate the land and ownership reverts to the UPDF.” he added.
It should be remembered that SFC is one of the ruthless branches of UPDF that guard the president, first family and notable state House officers like Sam Kutesa.
Their notoriety was witnessed in the Area Incident in which Yasin Kavuma was shot dead and Bobi Wine clobbered to coma.