Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) has halted the proposed soldiers pay rise in this financial year over lack of funds.

“The required amounts totaling to UGX43.7bn inclusive of payment of recruits currently undergoing training is unavailable,” part of the message read

The salary increments would have seen the lowest paid soldier earning UGX469,355 from UGX385,279 each month, 2nd Lieutenant would earn UGX798,667 from UGX543,690 monthly.