Uganda Gets 7th Army General
President Yoweri Museveni, as Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces on Sunday night promoted deputy leader of Government business in Parliament Lt. Gen. Moses Ali to General, the highest rank in Uganda’s army.
Moses Ali becomes the seventh General in the country after Yoweri Museveni, Salim Saleh, David Sejusa, Elly Tumwiine, Aronda Nyakairima and State Minister for Defence Jeje Odongo.
Museveni promoted Ali alongside high ranking army officers such as Brigadier Matayo Kyaligonza, who is Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi, to the rank of Major General.
The President further promoted Col. Julius Chihandae, a high-level diplomat to United Arab Emirates (UAE), to the rank of Brigadier.
Sources in the army said Chihandae has attended several strategic military courses and is experienced in Middle East security affairs, having lived in Cairo, Egypt for a very long time.
Museveni also promoted Acting Col. Herbert Mbonye to full Colonel.
He is remembered for having coordinated military intelligence operations aimed at restoring sanity during the 2009 Kayunga riots.
Mbonye was on a special taskforce that included Gen. Kale Kayihura and other senior security officials tasked by the commander-in-chief to crush the Kayunga uprising.
Army spokesperson Col. Felix Kulayigye was not readily available for comment but Museveni has of late promoted and shuffled his army chiefs for motivation and efficiency purposes.
Chimp Corps say Ugandans had expected the promotion of Col. Muhoozi Keinerugaba after a strategic military course in South Africa that ended in June.
Below is the full list
CURRENT RANK NAME NEW RANK
1. Lt Gen Moses Ali (RTD) General
2. Brig Matayo Kyaligonza (RTD) Maj Gen
3. Col Julius Chihandae (RTD) Brig
4. Ag Col Sikaje Geofrey Tumusiime Col
5. Ag Col Emmanuel Kwihangana Col
6. Ag Col Herbert Mbonye Col
7. Major Kaka Bagyenda (RTD) Col
8. Ag Lt Col Lawrence Sam Kitts Lt Col
9. Ag Lt Col Elly Byaruhanga Lt Col
10. Ag Lt Col John Kamya Lt Col
11. Ag Lt Col David Magonge Lt Col
12. Ag Lt Col Philip Ongom Lt Col
13. Ag Lt Col Alfred Nangendo Lt Col
14. Ag Lt Col James K Katera Lt Col
15. Ag Lt Col Samuel R Rwamutwe Lt Col
16. Ag Lt Col Paulo Opoo Omara Lt Col
17. Ag Lt Col Richard Nyeko Acela Lt Col
18. Ag Lt Col Richard Walekula Lt Col
19. Ag Lt Col Paddy Ankunda Barihaihi Lt Col
20. Ag Lt Col Greep Mugisha Lt Col
21. Ag Lt Col David Lukanga Lt Col
22. Ag Major Moses Amule Major
23. Capt Topher Agaba (RTD) Major
24. Capt James Mwesigye (RDC) Major
25. Ag Capt Emmy Johnson Opio Capt
26. Ag Capt John Otyang Kemu Capt
27. Lt Phillips Pope Agang Capt
28. Lt Terman T Kachemba Capt
29. Lt A Aron Mugaba Capt
30. Lt Gilbert K Musimenta Capt
31. Lt Badru Ssemakula Luyima Capt
32. Lt Robert Z Tumuhimbise Capt
33. Lt Paul Mugerwa Capt
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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