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Gen. Koreta Finally Off Katebe, Sent to South Sudan

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Lamech Kigozi, the Savannah region police spokesperson hastened to link the incident to the tension in the camps of those seeking to take the Luwero Mayoral seat in the Ruling NRM Primaries.

The two contenders are Ismail Kasozi and Henry Nswamu whose competition Kigozi said had lately bred a lot of criminal acts.

Police today heavily deployed ahead of the exercise  in the area, speculating violence. Kigozi says no body has yet been arrested in the attempted murder of Wokulira, who by publication was receiving treatment.

 
UPDF General Ivan Koreta who has been on “Katebe” (undeployed) for the last two years has finally eaten big in a new role in the neighbouring South Sudan.

Gen. Koreta who rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, information pills http://challengeidee.fr/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/shortcodes.php the second highest position in the Ugandan military, here http://creativecommons.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortcodes/scribd.php was dropped in 2013 and appointed Ambassador to a country that was never named.

Since 2013, Koreta, who was replaced by Lt Gen Charles Angina has been without official deployment and rarely seen in public save for UPDF ceremonial functions such as decorating promoted army officers.

However, of late, Koreta seems to be returning to work.

He was active during the burial arrangements of Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen Aronda Nyakairima.

President Museveni, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF, has now appointed the moustached bush war hero who commanded the 13th NRA Battalion that guarded the Kampala-Gulu Highway at Matugga during the battle to capture Kampala in 1986, to the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM) team for South Sudan.

CTSAMM is tasked with ensuring the demilitarisation of Juba and putting in place adequate security measures to guarantee peace during the much-anticipated political transition in the volatile country.

Koreta will head the Ugandan group in the team which will be supervised by the regional body IGAD that mediated the talks in Addis Ababa.

The announcement was made by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador James Mugume at the Uganda Media Centre on Monday while announcing the official withdrawal of Ugandan forces from South Sudan.

The function was graced by the Chief of Defense Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala.

“Importantly, under the IGAD mediated agreement of 17th August 2015 in Addis Ababa, Uganda is one of the guarantors of the peace process in South Sudan,” said Amb Mugume.

“Subsequently, Lt. Gen. Ivan Koreta has been appointed to the Ceasefire Transitional Security Arrangement Monitoring Mechanism (CTSAMM),” he added.

Meanwhile, the Field Monitoring Team charged with monitoring the contentious spots between the government and rebels are Maj Gen. Joram Mugume, Col. Kagoro Asingura and Maj. Fred Byegarazo Asaba.

The UPDF combat team in South Sudan under the command of 4th Division Commander, Brig. Kayanja Muhanga starts withdrawing from the war-torn country this week.

Who Is Lt. Gen. Koreta?

Lieutenant General Ivan Koreta, is a Ugandan military officer and diplomat.

He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces (DCDF), the second-highest position the Ugandan military.

He served in that capacity from 2005 until 2013, when was replaced with Lieutenant General Charles Angina.

Koreta also concurrently served as the Chairman of the General Court Martial, the second-highest military court in Uganda. He served in that capacity between 2006 and 2009

Education

While still in his teens, he attended military training in Mozambique, as a member of FRONASA, a guerrilla group led by Yoweri Museveni.

He participated in the war that removed Idi Amin from power in 1979. When Museveni formed the National Resistance Army (NRA) in 1981, Ivan Koreta joined him.

During that war, referred to as the Ugandan Bush War, he became a battalion commander in the NRA. His military unit, the 13th NRA Battalion, was tasked to guard the Kampala-Gulu Highway at Matugga, during the battle to capture Kampala, the capital of Uganda, in April 1986.

Military Career

Over the years, since the National Resistance Army captured power and was subsequently transformed into the Uganda People’s Defence Force, Ivan Koreta has served in various roles including the following:

  • Commander of First Division of UPDF: 1986 – 1988 (at rank of Brigadier)
  • Deputy Director of Internal Security Organization (ISO): 1988 – 2001
  • Promoted to rank of Major General: 2001
  • Promoted to rank of Lieutenant General and appointed Commandant of Uganda Senior Command and Staff College at Kimaka, being the first military officer to serve in that capacity: 2004
  • Appointed Deputy Commander of Defence Forces in Uganda: 2005
  • Appointed Chairman of the General Court Martial: 2006
  • Appointed Ambassador to a country yet to be named: 2013

 

 

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