Brig Muhoozi Gets Military Award

this geneva;”>The medal, capsule which was launched to honor Ugandans who have contributed to the development of the nation since Independence (1962), was approved by President Yoweri Museveni last year.

The first Golden Jubilee decorations were held at the 27th NRM anniversary celebrations in Kasese on January 30.

Other recipients of the medal include departed army commander Maj Gen James Kazini and coordinator of intelligence organs Gen David Tinyefuza.

The Chairman of the National Medals Committee, General Elly Tumwiine, who read out names of the decorated military officials, did not elaborate on Muhoozi’s award.

But the medal comes at a time of a heated public debate that Muhoozi is being groomed to succeed his father, President Museveni.

Muhoozi, who commands an elite force that guards the President and his family and other strategic installations, was recently promoted to the rank of Brigadier after attending a strategic course in South Africa.

Sometimes SFG oversees security during emergencies or high profile meetings.

Assisted by Police, SFG took charge of the African Union Summit in Kampala in 2010 shortly after the July twin bomb attacks.

Meanwhile, other army officials who received awards include Chief of Defence Forces Gen

Aronda Nyakairima, Police Chief, Lt Gen Kale Kayihura, State Defence Minister Jeje Odongo, former spymaster Maj Gen Jim Muhwezi, Deputy CDF and Gen Ivan Koreta among others.

The UPDF annually sets aside a period of one week under the name “Defence Forces Week” in which several activities such as cleaning markets and streets are held to celebrate in commemoration of the start of NRA protracted war against Ugandan dictators.

On February 6 1980, the NRA attacked Kabamba Military Barracks, signaling the beginning of a war that eventually saw the guerillas capture power six years later.

President Museveni is presiding over the function.


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