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Three Generals Retire From the UPDF

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Three General Officers have retired from Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces active service after more than 35 years of dignified service. The three include Maj Gen Eric Mukasa (RIP) represented by the family, Brig Gen Tumusiime Nyakaitana and Brig Gen Geoffrey Mujuni.

The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi, in his remarks as he officiated the retirement ceremony at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya, congratulated the officers for making it to the end, saying that their journey has been long and remarkable in terms of service, growth and professionalism.

He told them,“We value your service, we cherish you and are here to send you off honorably since we have learnt many life changing lessons through your service.” He added that they have made a monumental and significant contribution to the growth of UPDF and it was therefore befitting that they being sent off with dignity. 

He remarked that there is time for everything and therefore urged them to stay in touch with the leadership and keep relevant to both the army and country.

“Don’t switch off. You still carry our image and we expect discipline and leadership from you. Be our ambassadors and remain useful to your families,” He appealed to them.

While speaking on behalf of retirees, Brig Gen (Rtd) Geoffrey Mujuni thanked the almighty God for helping them to  serve with dignity, noting that time has now come for them to enjoy the fruits of the peace that they have fought for. “Time has come for us to go and relax a bit but we shall keep our ears on the ground against anybody who interferes with the peace,” Brig Mujuni emphasized. 

 He further lauded their families for the patience they exercised over year  while they were busy on military duty.  

Finally he asked those remaining in the service to jealously guard the unity of the country.

The ceremony was attended by the Joint Chief of Staff Lt Gen Joseph Musanyufu, the Chief of Personnel and Administration Maj Gen George Igumba and the Commissioner Human Resource Mr Cox Anguzo among other senior leaders.



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Museveni Address Rescheduled To Sunday

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The Presidential Address on COVID-19 has been postponed to Sunday, September 20, 8pm according to Senior Presidential Press Secretary, Don Wanyama.

Wanyama through his Twitter said: “Good people, the Presidential Address on COVID-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, at 8pm. It will be live on TVs and radios. Asante,” Mr. Wanyama tweeted.

This week, the President summoned a special cabinet meeting to determine the future of learners and other sectors such as bars, sports and music events.

Last week, there were reports that schools, especially candidate classes are set to reopen for the second term that will end in mid-December, and that third term was to begin in January or February, whereas UNEB exams are to be written in March or April 2021.

However, Minister for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba urged the public to ignore these kinds of reports that are speculating about the reopening of academic institutions.

Nabakooba said that only President Yoweri Museveni has the mandate to reopen schools and all other institutions that were closed as a measure to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

“The mandate to guide the nation on the reopening of schools and other institutions is with His Excellency the President of Uganda,”

“When it comes to the national COVID-19 response, I want to call upon Ugandans to be calm and ignore some of the speculative messages regarding the reopening of public institutions.”

The Ministry of Education was the first to dismiss the reports as being untrue and asked parents to disregard the same.

In total, Uganda’s health ministry has to-date declared 5,594 Coronavirus cases, of whom over 61 have died and 2,544 have recovered.



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