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Museveni to Meet Retiring UPDF Generals

President Museveni is today Monday expected to host retiring army generals, Chimp Corps report.

Deputy Presidential spokesperson Lindah Nabusayi said Museveni will “bid farewell’ to the high ranking army officers during a dinner at State House Nakasero at 3:00pm.

These officers include former deputy army commanders, Gen Ivan Koreta and Lt Gen Joram Mugume.

Koreta deputised Aronda Nyakairima while Mugume served under Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu.

Koreta is among the three surviving FRONASA fighters who received specialised guerrilla training in Mozambique before launching a war against Idi Amin and later Milton Obote.

Others are Gen Caleb Akandwanaho alias Salim Saleh and Col. Bosco Omure.

Maj General Nathan Mugisha, who in June 2005, at the rank of Colonel, was appointed the Commanding Officer of the 4th Division of the UPDF, based in the Northern Ugandan city of Gulu, will also be retired today.

Mugisha served as Commandant of Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, before being appointed Commander of AMISOM in Somalia in 2009.

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Former UPDF Air Force Commander, Major General Sam Turyagyenda, will also receive his discharge certificate today.

Officials say one of the reasons for his departure from the armed forces is poor health.

Brig Ramadan Kyamulesire, the longest serving UPDF Chief of Legal Services and the commander of the Army’s engineering brigade, Maj. Gen. Timothy Sabiiti Mutebile.

He is expected to contest for Kabale Municipality Member of Parliament seat currently occupied by Andrew Aja Baryayanga.

Brig Charles Angulo Wacha who served as the UPDF Director of Human Rights and Brig Gen Sam Kakuru who has been the Chief of Personnel and Administration will also retire.

Others are former chief of UPDF training, Maj Gen. Jimmy Wills Byarugaba; NRA combatant Brig Gen Gyagenda Kibirango, Brig Gen Mathew Ssewankambo; Maj Gen Sam Wasswa Mutesasira; Brig Gen Tom Tumuhairwe;       Maj Gen Ambrose Musinguzi;  Brig Gen Mulondo; and Brig Gen John Mulindwa.

It is understood former coordinator of intelligence organs Gen David Sejusa, who has since sought his discharge certificate from the army, is not on the list.

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