Brig General Emmy Mulindwa, who passed away on November 18, 2020, at Mulago Hospital where he had been admitted after contracting COVID-19, was yesterday laid to rest at his ancestral home in Masulita, Wakiso District.
Brigadier Mulindwa has been the Acting Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces.
Major General Sam , who represented the Chief of Defence Forces, praised the Late Brig. Gen. Mulindwa for his dedicated and committed service during his time in the UPDF and described him as an instrumental officer in the restoration of peace in Uganda.
Mrs. Robibah Nakibuuka Mulindwa, wife to the late, said he was a loving and respectful husband and friend. She also applauded the UPDF fraternity for the support they have rendered towards the family during his life and at the time of death.
Captain Julius Yigga, son to the late, thanked the UPDF medical staff for all their efforts towards preserving the life of the late during the time he was admitted in hospital.
He said their late father was a person who loved people, welcomed everyone in his home and never discriminated anyone regardless of their age and background.
Brig Gen Emmy Mulindwa joined the army in 1983 during the National Resistance Army bush struggle and during his career, he served the UPDF in various capacities as an instructor, administrative officer, operations officer during Operation Iron Fist, Battle Group Commander Group XII (AMISOM) and Acting Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration, a position he held to the time of his death.
He was accorded full military respects befitting the Rank of a Brigadier General with an 11 gun salute.
The burial was attended by several Generals of the UPDF and Civil leaders of the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs/UPDF, local leaders of Luwero district, the UPDF Chief of Personnel and Administration who was his immediate boss Maj. Gen. George Igumba, Commander 1st Division, Commandant General Headquarters (Bombo).
Maj. Gen. Joram Kakari, Maj. Gen. Sam Kawagga, Chief of Mubende Rehabilitation Centre, Maj. Gen. Ddiba Ssentongo, Commissioner Human Resources, Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and Mr. Cox Anguzu, senior UPDF were also in attendance.