Byline: Milton Olupot
THE purchase of the eight fighter jets and other military hardware is partly in preparation for the start of oil production in the Lake Albert region UPDF spokesman Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye said yesterday.
The National Resistance Movement caucus last week endorsed plans by the government to purchase new fighter planes and tanks to guard against possible threats and attacks. An estimated $740m (about sh1.7trillion) will be spent on the purchase.
The Wall Street Journal on Thursday linked the purchase of the jets to prepa¬ration for the start of oil production in the Lake Albert region, along the Ugandan border with restive …