President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni, also the Commander-In-Chief has on Tuesday, June 15, promoted five officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) to higher ranks in the Armed Forces.
The promotions were announced by the army spokesperson Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso on Tuesday morning.
Brig Dennis Asiimwe has been promoted to the next rank of Major General while four other Colonels including John Nsubuga Wasswa, Godfrey Sambwa Kimbowa, Edison Muhanguzi and Frank Kyakonye have all been promoted to Brigadier.
“The UPDF fraternity congratulates them for their patriotic service to our country Uganda,” reads part of the statement from the army spokesperson, Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso.
The president in April promoted over 1300 UPDF officers including seven UPDF generals.
Among those promoted were the State House Anti -Corruption Unit head, Lt Col Edith Nakalema, Lt Col Charity Bainababo, the Police Presidential Guard(PPG) commander, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the former deputy army spokesperson and Lt Col Henry Obbo, the UPDF first division spokesperson also promoted to Colonel.
Others promoted at that time included Lt Col Mcdans Kamugira, the Personal Assistant to the SFC commander, Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Lt Col Charles Oluka, the Internal Security Organisation Director-General.