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Gen Andrew Gutti Ends His Tour of Duty at Kimaka

posted onAugust 25, 2022

Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Wednesday handed over to Maj Gen George Igumba at a function presided over by Chief of Defence Forces Gen Wilson Mbadi.

The CDF noted that the more a force succeeds in training the more it succeeds in battle.

He cited the college motto “Ad Bellum Pacis Causa” loosely translated as “For the cause of Peace, we go to War.”

Gen Mbadi thanked the outgoing Commandant for spearheading the institute which is soon celebrating 20 years of existence.  “This has been possible due to teamwork and good plans,” he observed.

The CDF also advised that the college should expand its curriculum beyond the mainstream military subjects and also tackle contemporary threats such as natural disasters, food security, and unemployment among others.

The CDF also acknowledged the challenge of the backlog of officers who haven’t yet attended the Senior Command and Staff Course which he however attributed to resources and infrastructure challenges. He observed that the future plans for the college should be for expansion to allow for the college to admit at least 100 students per intake. The college currently trains up to 45 students annually.

He asked the Chairman of the College Control Board Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, who was also at the function, to lobby for more funding to enable the incoming Commandant to expand the college both in terms of infrastructure and human resources, especially the teaching staff.

Gen Mbadi thanked the outgoing commandant for the great contribution to the college and urged the incoming to continue with the good work of the outgoing and even make it better since the college handles international students.

Both the outgoing and incoming commandants thanked the UPDF leadership and President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the commander-in-chief for entrusting them with the leadership of the prestigious college as commandants.

The function was attended by Deputy Chief of Defence Forces and Chairman College Control Board, Lt Gen Peter Elwelu, Joint Chief of Staff Maj Gen Leopold Kyanda, outgoing Deputy Commandant Maj Gen Octavius Butuuro, the Head of the Indian Teaching Team and Directing Staff at the College.

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