The Uganda People’s Defense Forces on Tuesday retired 260 senior officers from active service.
The retirees include 133 at the rank of major, 65 Lieutenant Colonels, and 62 colonels.
The Commander of the Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who presided at the event, commended the officers for their sacrifice, dedication, and service to their country.
“You are retiring from active service but transitioning into members of the reserve force. Keep the discipline and remain law abiding Citizens.
You are retiring at a time when the land forces are undergoing a process of renewal with many projects achieved,” said the Land Forces Commander Lt Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba
Speaking on behalf of the retirees, Col Sam Karogo Murali praised the UPDF management for enhancing the salary of soldiers.
“We are going home happy. The salary enhancement is not only for the good welfare but we shall settle and do some good work. We have served the Country and are among the lucky ones going home alive,” he said.
He added: “We are happy that we have served in a disciplined force admired beyond the Ugandan borders.”
On August 31, President Museveni is expected to officially retire about 50 other top military officials including generals at State House.