The Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Gen Wilson Mbadi, has encouraged UPDF Air Force officers to avoid engaging in harmful behaviors that could tarnish the reputation of the institution.
Gen Mbadi made these remarks during the graduation ceremony of 52 MI24 attack helicopter engineers who had completed a thirty-six-month training program covering various disciplines, including electrical and aircraft maintenance, as well as 28 officers who had finished a six-month Officer Basic induction course at the Uganda Air Force College in Nakasongola District.
During his speech, the CDF urged the officers to refrain from actions such as fraud, corruption, and seeking undue popularity. He also emphasized the importance of maintaining good health and physical fitness to benefit from their training.
Gen Mbadi mentioned that Air Force commanders are actively addressing the issue of training backlog by utilizing qualified internal instructors efficiently and professionally.
He added, “For the engineers, their technical skills and knowledge will significantly ease aircraft maintenance, provided they are willing to apply what they have learned.”