Gen Julius Oketta is Dead

UPDF’s Maj. Gen. Julius Oketta, sick who is the Vice Chairman of the Operation Wealth Creation, passed away on Saturday morning at Kadic Hospital in Kampala.
Gen. Oketta according to family sources was rushed to the medical facility after a serious heart attacked.

The body is reportedly still lying at Kadic Hospital and doctors are yet to medically pronounce the cause of his death.
Oketta was also serving as the Director National Emergency and Coordination at the Office of the Prime Minister.
He quit Parliament early this year as the army representative to take  over and concentrate on the Operation Wealth Creation.
Gen. Oketta’s Profile
From 1989 until 1993, he served as the Division Commander of the 6th Division of the National Resistance Army (NRA).

From 2001 until 2003, he served as the Chief of Logistics and Engineering in the UPDF.

In 2003, he served as the Uganda Liaison Officer, in the Republic of Sudan.

Following that, he served as the Head of the Procurement and Disposal Unit at the Uganda Ministry of Defense during 2004.

From 2007 until now, he acted as the Director of the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Center, in the Office of the Prime Minister.
In parliament, he was a member of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises.

In September 2014, Major General Oketta was nominated to join the African Union-led humanitarian mission to address the threat of the Ebola virus to the continent. The mission, code-named Africa Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), is based in Ethiopia.

Major General Julius Oketta was also awareded a medal of honor by the President of Libaeria for his endless efforts in the fight against ebola.

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