Kampala – The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has announced that a total of 14 general officers and 604 senior and junior officers of the Ugandan army will later Thursday (August 5) officially retire from active services.
“The retirement ceremony of the generals will be held at State House Entebbe whereas the other retirees will be in their respective service headquarters, formations and units,” the UPDF spokesperson, Brig Flavia Byekwaso said in a statement.
She added: “The Ministry of Defence and UPDF recognize their commitment, sacrifice, 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.”
President Museveni, who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces presided over the retirement ceremony at State House, Entebbe.
List of Generals to retire on Thursday
Gen Ivan Koreta
Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa
Lt Gen Jim Owoyesigyire
Maj Gen Christopher Kazoora Murema
Maj Gen Moses Wadimba Ssentongo
Maj Gen Robert Robert Rusoke
Maj Gen Fred Mugisha
Maj Gen Innocent Oula
Brig Moses Kigongo
Brig Jacob Asiimwe
Brig Moses Shaban Lukyamuzi
Brig Muhammed Abiriga
Brig John Araali Kasaija
Brig Frank Kanyarutokye