The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, has said that late Shaban Bantariza  was “ ideologically deep” and urged his comrades in the armed forces to keep the good works of their fallen colleague . Gen Muhoozi who said he trained with Bantariza called for patriotism and service beyond self which Batariza fought for all his life .

“Veterans are still part of the armed forces. Shaban and I are the same generation in terms of enlistment. We did basic training together, and that creates a bond. Shaban was ideologically deep. That is why most of his time, he was in the political education department. He would tell it as it was,” he said.

The army chief said that Batariza’s death should  remind the country of the danger of Covid-19. In a tribute to the deceased deputy the former government spokesman, Gen Muhoozi urged Ugandans to abide by guidelines set by the Ministry of Health.

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