The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has announced the retirement of at least 19 of its officers including a General and those at the rank of Maj Gen.
General Joram Mugume is among those that have retired from active service of the army. He joined the army in 1979.
Mugume is the chairman of the board of directors of the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), the business arm of the UPDF.
He was appointed to that position by the Uganda Ministry of Defence in February 2018.
He has also served as the chairman of the “Military Land Board”, an organ of the UPDF, and previously as Deputy Chief of Defence Forces in the past.
Others who have been retired include Maj Gen Nathan Mugisha, Maj Gen Jim Willis Byaruhanga, Maj Gen Samuel Turyagyenda and Maj Gen Engr Timothy Mutebile Sabiiti.
Others are: Brig Gen George Gyagenda Kibirango, Brig Gen Mathias Sewankambo, Brig Gen John Baptist Mulindwa, Brig Gen David Kaboyo, Brig Geb John Mary Kaganda
The list also includes Brig Gen Dr Kenneth Ocen Obwot, Brig Gen John Mugogo Tumwebaze, Brig Gen Charles Wacha Angulo, Brig Gen Ramadhan Kyamulesire and Brig Gen Adolf Serwada.
Brig Gen Sam Kakuru, Brig Gen John Charles Anywar, Brig Gen Emmanuel Musinguzi and Brig Gen Francis Achoka Ongom have also retired.
Defence spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire said: “The UPDF salutes the gallant 19 General Officers set to retire today”.
He said the ceremony will be presided over by President Yoweri Museveni who is also Commander in Chief of the UPDF.
“Their years of sacrifice during active military service have not been in vain. Uganda is now very peaceful. We wish them well,” Brig Karemire said in a tweet.