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Structure of the Ministry

The Ministry of Defence comprises of a Headquarter made up of the Ministry's civilian and military top leadership.


The Political leadership of the Ministry comprises of:

Minister for Defence

Minister of State for Defence

Permanent Secretary (Accounting Officer)


The Ministry Headquarter is further organised into;

Finance and Administration

Logistics and Procurement

Defence Reform Secretariat

Policy Analysis Unit

Resource Centre


Objectives of the Ministry

Defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda.

Build adequate and credible defence capacity to address external threats and in the medium term assist in maintaining internal security.

Create a productive and self-sustaining force.

Ensure adherence to and furtherance of international obligations.

Ensure continuation and strengthening of the Defence force that has respect for Human Rights.

Create military alliances to enhance regional security and stability.

Maintain national cohesion.

Promote co-operation with the East African countries, which share common political, economic, social and cultural values, and interests.

Support regional and continental integration through the East African Community and African Union.

Formulation of the Defence policy arising out of H.E the President’s declaration in his 2001 election manifesto to professionalize the UPDF.

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