Troops of the Field Artillery Division have been urged to protect and maintain the recently built housing units within the Division by adhering to the highest living standards. The call came from the Deputy Commander Land Forces, Major General Francis Takirwa, during the commissioning ceremony of forty-eight (48) housing units at Masindi Barracks.
Major General Takirwa noted that His Excellency and Commander-in-Chief Gen Yoweri Museveni aims to construct thirty thousand (30,000) housing units in phases, ensuring every soldier is provided with decent accommodation.
Emphasizing environmental consciousness, Maj Gen Takirwa urged soldiers to adopt eco-friendly cooking methods, such as gas, while discouraging the use of charcoal and firewood. He further advised the Division leadership to instigate tree planting initiatives among soldiers to contribute to the fight against environmental degradation.
In a cautionary note, he urged soldiers to live within their means, avoiding unsustainable lifestyles that often lead to disciplinary issues.
Colonel Polly Ouma, the Deputy Commander of the Field Artillery Division, expressed gratitude to the UPDF leadership for their commitment to constructing housing for soldiers, particularly within the Field Artillery Division.
The commissioning ceremony witnessed the presence of Commanding Officers, Heads of Department, as well as officers and enlisted personnel of the Field Artillery Division.