President Yoweri Museveni also Commander in Chief of Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on Saturday appointed Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso as the new army Spokesperson.
She replaced Brig Richard Karemire.
“Please join me to welcome Hon Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso appointed the Defence Spokesperson following the end of my tour of duty. I have been assigned to EAC Secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer.I look forward to working on Integration as the solution for our strategic security,” Brig Karemire tweeted yesterday.
Interesting things you didn’t know about Brig Byekwaso:
1. Flavia Byekwaso was born on 29 December 1971, in the Central Region of Uganda. She attended St. Mathias Kalemba Senior Secondary School, in Nazigo, Kayunga District, for both her O-Level and A-Level studies
2. In 1996 she graduated with a bachelors degree in Business administration from Makerere University. Later, in 2012, she obtained a Master of Public Administration and Management degree, also from Makerere University.
3.Byekwaso was recruited by the Ugandan military in 2000, starting out as a protocol officer. Over time, she worked in different roles, including as a military assistant, as an administrative officer and as a logistics officer.
4.She spent the years from 2014 until 2016 serving as the Director of Logistics in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces
5.In 2016, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, she was elected to be one of the ten military men and women who represent the UPDF in the 10th Parliament (2016–2021).
6.In 2019, in a promotions exercise involving over 2,000 men and women in the UPDF, she was promoted from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier General. In her capacity, she is the second-highest ranking woman in the UPDF, behind Proscovia Nalweyiso, whose rank is Lieutenant General.
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