By Philip Wasswa
KAMPALA. President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, will this evening preside over a function in which 19 UPDF Generals will be retiring from the army and later host them to at a dinner at State House Nakasero.
The Uganda People’s Defence Forces top officers will be awarded certificates by the Commander-in-Chief for their service in the UPDF and the country at large.
However, it is understood that former Coordinator of Intelligence Agencies Gen David Sejusa Tinyefuza and Gen Ivan Koreta's names are not on the list of the Generals retiring.
In October last year, the generals listed by the UPDF for retirement were: Gen David Sejusa, Gen Ivan Koreta (army representative in Parliament), Gen Joram Mugume (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.
Other officers to be retired 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 Gen Sam Kakuru, the Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration.
Others are: Brig Gen Mathew Ssewankambo; Maj Gen. Jimmy Wills Byarugaba; Maj Gen Sam Wasswa Mutesasira; Brig Gen Gyagenda Kibirango, Maj Gen Ambrose Musinguzi; Brig Gen Mulondo and Brig Gen John Mulindwa.