Museveni promotes over 2,000 UPDF Officers

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni (L) has promoted senior army officers including his son Muhoozi Kainerugaba (R). File photo

President Museveni has promoted his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba to the rank of Lieutenant General. The 44-year-old has been a Major General since May 16, 2016 when he was promoted from Brigadier shortly after Mr Museveni had been sworn in as President following the highly contested February 2016 general elections. He’s one of the more than 2,000 officers and men of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) personnel promoted to various ranks, according to the Defence spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire.

In a statement issued on Friday, Brig Karemire said: « The President and Commander in Chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces has confirmed the promotions of 2,031 UPDF personnel to various ranks ».

A bout 100 of the officers were promoted to align with establishment appointments, 97 were promoted due to retirement, 130 were promoted for long reckonable record of service and 49 after successfully completing Grade II staff course.

More than 100 of the officers were promoted on recommendation by formations/units, 372 were promoted after passing promotional examinations, 27 promoted after completion of probation and 171 promoted from other ranks to officer level.

The Commander of the Land Forces, Maj Gen Peter Elwelu (left front row) and the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi (right) arrive at Makindye Police Barracks during an event recently. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA

Those promoted to Generals include Lt Gen Ivan Koreta, and Lt Gen Joram Mugume. The others are Pecos Kutesa, John Mugume, Proscovioa Nalweyiso, Charles Awany Otema and James Nakibus Lakara.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Sabiti Muzeyi has been promoted from the rank of Brigadier to Major General while the commander of land forces Peter Elwelu has also been promoted from Major General to Lieutenant General.

However, former UPDF spokesperson Felix Kulaigye has been promoted from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General.

Army Chief of Staff Leopold Kyanda has been promoted from the rank of Brigadier to Major General.

Army Chief of Staff Leopold Kyanda has been promoted from the rank of Brigadier to Major General.

Among the General and Senior Officers are the following:

  1. LT Gen Ivan Koreta – Gen
  2. Lt Gen Joram Mugume – Gen
  3. Maj Gen Pecos Kuteesa – Lt Gen
  4. Maj Gen John Mugume – Lt Gen
  5. Maj Gen Prossy Nalweyiso – Lt Gen
  6. Maj Gen Charles Awany Otema – Lt Gen
  7. Maj Gen James Nakibus Lakara – Lt Gen
  8. Maj Gen Peter Elwelu – Lt Gen
  9. Maj Gen James Mugira – Lt Gen
  10. Maj Gen Joseph B Musanyufu – Lt Gen
  11. Maj Gen Charles Lutaaya – Lt Gen
  12. Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba – Lt Gen
  13. Brig Joram Kakari Tumwine – Maj Gen
  14. Brig Elly Kayanja – Maj Gen
  15. Brig Eric Mukasa – Maj Gen
  16. Brig Burun di K Nyamun ywanisa – Maj Gen
  17. Brig Sam Kiwanuka – Maj Ge n
  18. Brig Dr Ambrose K Musinguzi – Maj Gen
  19. Brig Samuel Kawagga – Maj Gen
  20. Brig Joseph Arocha – Maj Gen
  21. Brig John Lorot – Maj Gen
  22. Brig Apollo Kasiita Gowa – Maj Gen
  23. Brig Leopold Eric Kyanda – Maj Gen
  24. Brig Birungi James Mugabe – Maj Gen
  25. Brig Don William Nabasa – Maj Gen
  26. Brig Ste phen Muzeyi Sabiiti – Maj Gen
  27. Brig Samuel W asswa – Maj Gen
  28. Brig Jim Willis Byarugaba – Maj Gen
  29. Brig Timothy Sabiiti – Maj Gen
  30. Col Moses S Lukyamuzi – Brig Gen
  31. Col John M Kaganda – Brig Gen
  32. Col Charles R Tusiime – Brig Gen
  33. Col Fenekansi Mugyenyi – Brig Gen
  34. Col Adolf Serwada – Brig Gen
  35. Col John C Anywar – Brig Gen
  36. Col Jackson Bell – Brig Gen
  37. Col Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwo t – Brig Gen
  38. Col Sam Omara – Brig Gen
  39. Col Emmy Mulindwa – Brig Gen
  40. Col Ste phen Mugerwa – Brig Gen
  41. Col Johnson Muma – Brig Gen
  42. Col Frank Kyambadde – Brig Gen
  43. Col Moses Kwikiriza – Brig Gen
  44. Col Ceaser Innocent Bahwezi – Brig Gen
  45. Col William Beinomugisha – Brig Gen
  46. Col James Kaija – Brig Gen
  47. Col Godwin Karugaba – Brig Gen
  48. Col Fred M Karara – Brig Gen
  49. Col Fred Rugadya Akiiki – Brig Gen
  50. Col Bonny Bamwiseki – Brig Gen
  51. Col Ronald S Bigirwa – Brig Gen
  52. Col Joseph Balikudembe – Brig Gen
  53. Col Felix Kulaigye – Brig Gen
  54. Col Wilson Muhabuzi – Brig Gen
  55. Col D r James Kiyengo – Brig Gen
  56. Col Dr Stephen Kusasira – Brig Gen
  57. Col Bob Paciesky Ogiki – Brig Gen
  58. Col Peter Gaitan Omola – Brig Gen
  59. Col Julius Biryab arema – Brig Gen
  60. Col Flavia Byekwaso – Brig Gen
  61. Col Dr Shilling E Tibayungwa – Brig Gen
  62. Col Johnson Namanya – Brig Gen
  63. Col Dr Patrick Ogwok Ogen – Brig Gen
  64. Col Daniel Mugumya Kakono – Brig Gen
  65. Col Godfrey Mujuni – Brig Gen


By Daily Monitor Reporter, 08.02.19

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