By Fred Kiva
160 of the newly promoted UPDF officers are being decorated today during a function held at the Defence Headquarters in Mbuya.
About two weeks ago President Yoweri Museveni who is the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces promoted 2031 UPDF officers, among them First Son Muhoozi Kainerugaba. The Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operations was elevated from Major General to Lieutenant General, the 3rd highest rank in the military.
Defence Deputy Spokesman Lt Colonel Deo Akiiki says today’s is, “representational decoration for officers from the rank of Colonel-General.”
"They include two Generals, 10 Lt Generals,18 Maj. Generals, 38 Brig. Generals and 92 Colonels," he said.
The function is being presided over by the Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi.