British Defence Academy teaches Ugandan soldiers integrity
The Building Integrity for Senior Leaders Program was conducted by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom from 3-6 October at Golf Course Hotel.
Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces senior leaders continue to benefit from the Building Integrity for Senior Leaders Program since its inception in 2018.
The program conducted by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom helps officers from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces build a culture of integrity and prevent opportunities for corruption.
This year, 14 officers underwent a four-day from 3-6 October at Golf Course Hotel.
The Deputy Development Director, British High Commission, Kampala, Matthew Little, speaking at the closure of the training said the program has seen over Seventy 70 senior UPDF and Defence leaders undertake the course both within Uganda and in the UK.
The UPDF 3 Infantry Division Deputy Commander, Brig Gen Felix Busizoori who spoke on behalf of the participants thanked the British team for their efforts towards educating and enlightening them on issues that will help them in the course of their work.
Brig Gen Busizoori underscored that such programs enhance the already cordial cooperation between Uganda and the United Kingdom and between Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces and the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom.
Angus Barry, the Program Director of Building Integrity said that the topics covered ranged from; Risks of corruption in the security environment, how to develop integrity codes of conduct, the Importance of free and independent media, good practices in financial management, Procurement and Leadership.
He said that the UK team greatly valued the participation of the delegates who provides perspective on how to prevent corruption and promote integrity in the Uganda Defence Sector.