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07.02.2007 General News

Military Command Denies Report On Bad Conditions Of Service

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The Military High command has denied reports that servicemen in the Army are unhappy with their conditions of service, thus compelling most soldiers to abandon their duties without permission.

According to the Military High Command, the morale as is being witnessed in the army now is appreciably high. They say it is therefore disingenuous on the part of sections of the media to paint a picture of despair in the army.

The Lens newspaper had in its publication on Tuesday, reported that the armed forces was losing its steam because of the leadership style of the Defence Minister.

The paper further alleged that due to that many officers and men are abandoning their commissioning, and disserting their post without due recourse to laid down procedures.

A case in point they cited was that of Colonel Brakato, who they claimed was now absent without leave (AWOL). However whilst confirming that indeed the said officer is on AWOL, The Director of Public Affairs of the Military Colonel E K Nibo said the officer in question had earlier written a letter to the Military citing family reasons and not that of bad conditions of service.

He further faulted the newspaper's assertion that the said Colonel Brakatuo was the Director of Military Intelligence.

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