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UPDF Speak Out On “Tribalistic Promotions”

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sildenafil http://cinemalogue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-site-jetpack-base.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>On various promotions occasions, http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-includes/bookmark-template.php comments have popped up in the media and other avenues decrying how soldiers are being rapidly promoted to higher ranks without equal regard for other regions.

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Speaking exclusively to Chimpreports on Tuesday at yet another promotions function in Mbuya, the Army spokesperson, Lt. Colonel Paddy Ankunda, described these claims as a misrepresentation by the media.

“I am surprised that you can say something like that about UPDF, when you know that we have well laid down rules and procedures for promoting our officers, pretty much in line with the national constitution,” he said.


“It is strictly on the basis of merit. We look at how someone has trained and performed and decide whether they deserve to be promoted or not; and even when you look at the lists, you cannot miss a clear tribal diversity, yet you people in the media have nonetheless continued to feign us.”


Tasked to comment on the same matter, the UPDF’s Chief Political Commissar, Col Felix Kulaigye reassured our reporter that army promotions are strictly earned and not rewarded, before attributing the negative allegations to UPDF’s adversaries, who are “committed to obliterating its remarkable successes over the years”.

“Most of these officers are recommended by their mother units, the Promotions Board doesn’t even know much about them and only looks at these recommendations and decides. There is nowhere that tribes and regions come in,” he said.

“But of course, there will always be those groups of people that will stop at nothing in tainting the name of the UPDF, although they are unable to discourage us. You know the more you succeed, the harder the devil will work to bring you down.”

Yesterday’s event was overseen by the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, who also sent out a message to other soldiers aiming at being promoted to higher ranks, to work hard and impress their respective units first.


The officers were promoted to the ranks of Brigadier, Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, Major, Captain, Lieutenant and 2nd Lieutenant, respectively.


Here is the full list:


1. Brig. Mathew Gureme


2. Col. Noah Kabyanga


3. Col Cristopher Bbosa


4. Col Micahle Kabango


5. Col Octavious Butuuro


6. Col Dr. Stephen Kusasira


7. Col Godard Busingye

8. Col Godwin Karugaba


9. Col. Jeff Mukasa


10. Col Besigye Bekunda


11. Col Nasan Begumisa


12. Lt Col Meshach Maate


13. Lt Col Maximus Gumisiriza


14. Lt Col Fred Mwesigye


15. Lt Col John Robert Achuka


16. Lt Col Martin Nahurira


17. Lt Col Annex Mubangizi


18. Lt Col Festus Lubega


19. Lt Col Robert Ochama


20. Lt Col Vincent Kauka


21. Lt Col Hussein Mafabi


22. Lt Col Patrick Baluku


23. Lt Col James Rukundo


24. Lt Col Rogers Okiror


25. Lt Col David Kibirige


26. Lt Col George Kaliisa


27. Lt Col Humphrey Nshekanabo


28. Lt Col Christopher Bamanya


29. Lt Col Christopher Ochaya


30. Lt Col Agnes Musoke


31. Lt Col Jack Mugyerwa


32. Lt Col Gerald Kimbugwe


33. Lt Col Augustine Bwegendaho


34. Lt Col Charles Tabaruka


35. Lt Col Urther Barisigara


36. Lt Col John Kamanzi


37. Lt Col Robert Gonyi


38. Lt Col Alfred Olak


39. Lt Col Naboth Mwesigwa


40. Lt Col Moses Mwesigwa


41. Lt Col Flavia Bywkwaso


42. Lt Col David Okello


43. Lt Col Ephraim Mugume


44. Lt Col Dothan Kavuma


45. Lt Col Wycliff Kaita


46. Lt Col Johnson Nuwamanya


47. Lt Col Gedion Katinda


48. Lt Col James Rwegamba


49. Lt Col Robert Mugabe


50. Lt Col John Sentamu


51. Maj. Juma Seiko


52. Maj. John Wasswa


53. Ma. Eric Bazarwagye


54. Maj. Faustino Chalo


55. Maj. Bernard Mbabazi


56. Maj. Vincent Tumwebaze


57. Maj. Christopher Kyanku


58. Maj Ronald Rubinga


59. Maj. James Sajjabi


60. Maj. Innocent Bagarukayo


61. Maj. Jackson Muhindo


62. Maj. Henry Bukenya


63. Maj. Moses David Hitler


64. Maj. Moses Muwakanya


65. Maj. Ronald Kagenyi


66. Maj. Emmy Ekyaruhanga


67. Maj. Sam Ntambirwe


68. Maj. Gonzaga Kworekwa


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