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Overview of the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs

The Ministry oversees the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF). This ensures that the UPDF is ultimately answerable to the people of Uganda, while it remains professional, with focus on protecting its citizens, defending national sovereignty and contributing to regional stability.


The vision of the Ministry is to support the UPDF to transform it into a modern, professional, efficient and accountable force anchored on a strong civil–military partnership.


To preserve, defend and protect the people and their properties, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Uganda, contributing to regional stability and supporting international Peace initiatives.


To attain and maintain a safe and stable environment that is conducive to social cohesion and sustainable economic development.

Strategic Objectives

  • Improve the capability of Defence Force
  • Enhance defence infrastructure
  • Enhance Research and Development (R&D)
  • Establishment of National Service
  • Enhance production for wealth creation and self- sustainability
  • Improve Administration, Policy and Planning

Organisational structure

Administratively, the Ministry is organised into five departments: Finance and Administration, Logistics and Procurement, Defence Reform Secretariate, Policy Analysis Unit and Resource Centre. . The Permanent Secretary is the Chief Executive and Chief Accounting Officer for the entire ministry.

About The Ministry

Contact Us

Chwa II Road, Mbuya ,
P.O. Box 3798, Kampala, Uganda.

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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