Logistical Challenges Hindering Training of UPDF Drivers

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Col. Amos Rutaremwa, the Commandant of the School, says the school was curved out the Magamaga based school of Engineering and Logistics in 2013 with the aim of increasing professionalism among UPDF drivers.

Lack of logistics is undermining the quality of training at the UPDF School of Supplies and Transport-SOST in Jinja district. 



Col. Amos Rutaremwa, the Commandant of the School, says the school was curved out the Magamaga based school of Engineering and Logistics in 2013 with the aim of increasing professionalism among UPDF drivers.
 



He however, says the institution has only conducted three courses in driver maintenance since its inception due to logistical challenges. He was speaking at the graduation of 42 soldiers who completed a six month's driver maintenance course of intake three at SOST grounds in Jinja district.
 

The driver maintenance course involves training soldiers in maintaining the engines of pickups, armored and commercial vehicles.




Rutaremwa says they had proposed to enroll 400 soldiers in one intake but they lack the required equipment to handle them at ago.



 
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Brig. James Kinalwa, who represented the UPDF Chief of Training, told URN that the army leadership is aware the challenges at the college and will handle them gradually.


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