President Yoweri Museveni who is also the commander in chief of the armed forces has promoted two high-ranking UPDF officers.
The latest promotions announced Saturday evening, have seen Brigadiers James Mugira and Nakibus Lakara ascent to the rank of Major General.
The army spokesperson, Lt Col Paddy Ankunda says the promotion is in line with the professionalization agenda of the UPDF.
“These are hardworking and professional officers. They have worked diligently, and the commander in chief exercised his discretion provided under the constitution to promote them. We congratulate them,” he said.
Brig Lakara has been the UPDF third division commander in Moroto where he has served since 2013 and is expected to be deployed in Somalia to oversee UPDF logistics.
Brig Mugira is the Managing Director of UPDF Luwero Industries, the commercial wing of the army and is expected to retain his current position.
Brig Mugira, a lawyer by profession, replaced Ms Jacqueline Mbabazi, the wife of the former prime minister Amama Mbabazi as the head of Luwero Industries in 2011 after three years serving as military intelligence boss.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor