KAMPALA: A total of 34 army generals are set to retire from the UPDF in July 2022.
According to the list seen by this website, four of these are generals, three are Lieutenant Generals, 10 are Major Generals and 19 are Brigadiers.
The documentation process for the retiring generals will be held at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Mbuya starting today, Monday, May 16, and Tuesday, May 17.
“This is to remind the generals scheduled to retire with batch 12 that the exercise will take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 at the UPDF/Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya in the Chief of Personnel and Administration boardroom,” reads in part of a notice.
Among the senior army officers to retire in July is the former coordinator of Military Intelligence, Gen David Sejusa, and former Security minister Gen Elly Tumwine.
It also includes Lt Gen John Mugume, Lt Gen Prossy Nalweyiso, Court Martial Chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, Maj Gen Stephen Kashaka, Maj Gen Joram Kakari and Maj Gen Phenehas Kaitirima.
Others are Maj Gen Elly Kayanja, Maj Gen Geoffrey Muhesi, Maj Gen Burundi Nyamunywanisa, Ministry of Agriculture Permanent Secretary Maj Gen Kyomukama Kasura, Maj Gen Michael Odonga, Maj Gen Gavas Mugyenyi, and Maj Gen Octavius Buturo.
Also, Brigadier George Mwesigwa Bitanuzire, Brig Charles Rutarago Tusiime, Brig Fenekasi Mugyenyi, Brig Godfrey Kimbowa, Brig Grace Agaba, Brig James Kaguezi, Brig Stephen Gava, Brig Sam Bishuba, Brig Francis Kashaka, Brig Jackson Mulondo, Brig John Obima, Brig Benon Ntegyereize, Brig George Etyang, Brig Martin Ndyanabo and Brig Benard Obola are set to retire.
Section 28, Cap 307 of the terms of service specifies at which age an officer should be promoted to another rank if not be retired from the service .
From the rank of Lieutenant to Captain, one can apply for early retirement at 40 years, while a Major can leave service at 45. A Lieutenant Colonel in the UPDF can retire at 47, while a Colonel’s retirement age is 51.
From the rank of 2nd Lieutenant to General, an officer can rightly apply for retirement after 14 years of service, while the lower ranks can retire after nine years.