HE Dr Albrecht Conze the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Uganda accompanied by Lt Col Joern Fiedler,the Defense Attaché accredited to Uganda paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs Hon Adolf Mwesige at the Ministry head quarters in Mbuya.
The Minister and the guests discussed several matters of bilateral interest ranging from security, tourism, and military training.
Hon Mwesige informed the guests that the Ministry is constructing a military referral hospital and when completed,UPDF Officers and men will no longer be sent abroad for specialized treatment.
This will also cut down on medical expenses, adding that there is therefore a need to train specialised UPDF doctors to man the facility . The Minister also thanked the Republic of Germany for its continued support to the UPDF.
HE Dr Conze commended the UPDF’s role in stabilizing Somalia and promised to continue supporting it especially in capacity building through increased training.The Ambassador announced an offer to UPDF to send a Senior Officer for training in Germany.
In attendance were the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs Mrs Rossette Byengoma ,the UPDF Joint Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu among others.