KAMPALA — The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will send home 14 Generals in a new military shakeup that will also see upto 604 senior and junior officers retired.
A military spokesperson, Flavia Byekwaso said the retirement ceremony for Generals will be held at State House Entebbe while other officers will have theirs at places of attachment.
Byekwaso, also a military general said UPDF recognises retirees’ commitment, service, selflessness and dedication to offering security service to the country at a time where many shunned joining the liberation struggle in favour of maintaining the status quo.
“Because of their service, the country’s course of history has been over turned across all spectrum, from an almost total shutdown to a now robust and sound economy with guaranteed peace and stability in the entire country.”
“The UPDF family congratulates the retirees for successfully completing their active duty in the forces.”
This is one of biggest retirement of senior officers above the rank of brigadier in a single batch since 1986.
In 2018, UPDF retired 17 generals in which the former Coordinator of Intelligence Services Gen David Sejusa finally retired.
According to the army, the soldiers’ careers evolve into a number of stages, including recruitment, training and retraining, deployment and redeployment, appointments, transfers and placements, retirement and discharge and recall into service when necessary.
FULL LIST OF GENERALS TO BE RETIRED
S/No RANK NAME
1. Gen Ivan Koreta
2. Lt Gen Pecos Onesmus Kuteesa
3. Lt Gen Jim Beesigye Owoyesigire
4. Maj Gen Christopher Kazoora Murema
5. Maj Gen Moses Wadimba Ssentongo
6. Maj Gen Robert Rusoke
7. Maj Gen Fred Mugisha
8. Maj Gen Innocent George Oula
9. Brig Gen Moses Kigongo
10. Brig Gen Jacob Asiimwe
11. Brig Gen Moses Shaban Lukyamuzi
12. Brig Gen Muhammed Abiriga
13. Brig Gen John Araali Kasaija
14. Brig Gen Frank Kanyarutokye