Museveni promotes 528 UPDF officers

Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, the Defence spokesperson, hands over office to her deputy, Lt Col Ronald Kakulungu, in Mbuya army headquarters in the presence of UPDF Joint Chief of Staff, Maj Gen Leopald Kyanda, last week. PHOTO / BENSON TUMUSIIME 

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  • The promoted officers include three from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, 27 from Major to Lieutenant Colonel and 498 from Captain to Major.

The Commander in Chief of the defence forces and the President, Museveni, has promoted 528 officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

The promoted officers include three from the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, 27 from Major to Lieutenant Colonel and 498 from Captain to Major.

“The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and UPDF are pleased to announce the elevation of 528 officers to different ranks by His Excellency the President and Commander in Chief of UPDF,” reads a press statement issued by Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu, the acting spokesperson of UPDF.

While speaking to Daily Monitor on Sunday, Lt Col Kakurungu revealed that those elevated to Colonel were Lt Col Benard Tumwesigire, Lt Col Mark Mugarura, and Lt Col Stephen Nsereko.

“The Ministry of Defence and UPDF fraternity congratulate the officers upon the well-deserved promotions,” the statement added.

This becomes the fourth promotion of UPDF officers since April last year.

During a decoration for UPDF officers last year, the former Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen David Muhoozi, urged the officers to embrace extra responsibility that comes with the new ranks.

“Promotions come with new expectations and added responsibility to the UPDF, to your country, to yourselves and your families. The higher you climb, the higher the stakes,” Gen Muhoozi said then.

FROM LIEUTENANT COLONEL TO COLONEL

Lt Col Benard Tumwesigire                      
Lt Col  Mark Mugarura      
Lt Col Stephen Nsereko                                

From Major to Lieutenant colonel

Maj Innocent M. Kamuratsi                      
Maj Tom Ssenyonjo Mbaziira
Maj David Wakaya Napule
Maj Benon Kato
Maj Edward K. Mugisha
Maj David W. Wambogo
Maj Allan Nantetsa Mujurizi
Maj Yonah Tumuramye
Maj Chris Oballa Magezi
Maj Genesis O. Okeny
Maj Nasur Namara
Maj Gonzaga B. Kworekwa
Maj Francis M. Kagumire    
Maj Godfrey Mugarura
Maj Daniel A. Ahimbisibwe
Maj Bob L. Bampalana
Maj Juma J. Abdulnur
Maj John K. Kasule
Maj Moses Baraza Musasizi
Maj Musa Farouk Mukiibi
Maj Johnson R. Tukwasibwe
Maj Albert Kashakamba
Maj Julius Emmy Kumanya
Maj Simon M. Andiandu
Maj Robert Zavuga
Maj Moses Alindu
Maj Vincent Oyuka
 

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