The Commander in Chief of the armed forces President Museveni has on Monday evening bid farewell to 19 retiring Uganda Peoples Defence (UPDF) Generals.
Monday’s retirees form the second bunch of top-ranking UPDF generals to retire within 12 months.
Last July, 11 generals including Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga, Maj Gen Joshua Masaba, Maj Gen Ali Kiiza, Brig Olanya Ojara, Maj Gen Hussein Adda among others were retired.
According to UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire, it is now a tradition for UPDF to retire officers at the highest of levels.
“Last year, 11 Generals were discharged and as you may well know, the President is bidding farewell to 19 Generals today, meaning that in the last 12 months, 30 Generals have retired from the honourable UPDF! Their years of sacrifice during active military service have not been in vain. Uganda is now very peaceful. We wish them well,” Brig. Karemire said.
Among the retired are Lt Gen Joram Mugume, the head of Ministry of Defence Land Board, Maj Gen Nathan Mugisha, Uganda’s deputy ambassador to Somalia and Maj Gen Sam Turyagyenda, former commander of Air Force.
Also on the list are Brig Gen Ramadan Kyamulesire, the longest-serving UPDF Chief of Legal Services, Maj Gen Timothy Sabiiti Mutebile, the Chief of UPDF Engineering and Construction, Brig Gen Charles Angulo Wacha, the UPDF Director of Human Rights, Brig Sam Kakuru, the Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration.
Others are Brig Mathew Ssewankambo, Brig. Jimmy Wills Byarugaba, Brig Sam Wasswa Mutesasira, Brig John Mulindwa, Brig Tom Tumuhairwe, Brig Gyagenda Kibirango, Brig. Dr. Ambrose Musinguzi and Brig Jackson Mulondo.
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