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MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND VETERAN AFFAIRS
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HON. Rtd COL CHARLES OKELLO ENGOLA

Minister Of State for Defence General Duties

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND VETERAN AFFAIRS


H.E. GEN YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI

Commander In Chief

Mission

To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, and the Constitution that encapsulates people’s sovereignty through popular will.

Vision

Transform the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) into a modern , professional, efficient and accountable Force anchored on a strong civil-military partnership.


HON. ADOLF MWESIGE

Minister Of Defence And Veteran Affairs

Mandate

The mandate of the Ministry of Defence is derived from the Constitution of Republic of Uganda 1995 (as amended). In accordance with Articles 208 and 209, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) is established and mandated to carry out the following functions:

Defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, ensuring non-violability of peoples and individual rights, the rule of law and good governance.

Cooperate with civilian authorities in emergence situations and in cases of natural disasters

Foster harmony and understanding between Defence forces and civilians.

Engage in productive activities for Natural Development.


MRS. ROSETTIE K. BYENGOMA

Permanent Secretary

Structure of the Ministry Of Defence and Veteran Affairs

The Ministry of Defence comprises of a Headquarter made up of the Ministry's civilian and military top leadership.

The Political leadership of the Ministry comprises of:

  • Minister for Defence And Veteran Affairs
  • Minister of state for Defence - General Duties
  • Minister of State for Defence - Veteran Affairs
  • Permanent Secretary

The Ministry Headquarter is further organised into;

  • Finance and Administration
  • Logistics and Procurement
  • Policy and Planning
  • Veteran Affairs

Objectives of the Ministry

Defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda.

Build adequate and credible defence capacity to address external threats and in the medium term assist in maintaining internal security.

Create a productive and self-sustaining force.

Ensure adherence to and furtherance of international obligations.

Ensure continuation and strengthening of the Defence force that has respect for Human Rights.

Create military alliances to enhance regional security and stability.

Maintain national cohesion.

Promote co-operation with the East African countries, which share common political, economic, social and cultural values, and interests.

Support regional and continental integration through the East African Community and African Union.

Formulation of the Defence policy arising out of H.E the President’s declaration in his 2001 election manifesto to professionalize the UPDF.


MRS. EDITH BUTUURO

Under Secretary F&A


MR. MUTABAZI K. JAMES

Under Secretary Air Forces


MR. NGABIRANO KAHIRIITA FRANCIS

Under Secretary Logistics


HON. MBALIBULHA TABAN KIBAZANGA CHRISTOPHER

Minister Of State for Veteran Affairs