Ugandan Army Generals Cry Foul Over Retirement

August 26, 2013 7:05 pm0 comments by:

Chief of Defense Forces of the Ugandan army Gen.Katumba Wamala

Kampala-Senior Army officers of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces, who wish to retire, will have to wait, a little longer before they are cleared.

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces, has announced, it will soon retire, two thousand soldiers.
Those to be retired are however junior army officers, who are not beyond the rank of a major.

“We have received over 2000 applications, from those who wish to retire, from the army, however only those in operations and tactical positions will be considered for retirement” Colonel Paddy Ankunda the Defence and Army Spokesperson told the Continental Observer.

Col. Ankunda explains that those who are to be considered for retirement are those at the rank of major, Captains and Lieutenants. He says for a major to qualify, for retirement he or she should be at the age of 55, while the age for retirement for captains is at 50 years.

The announcement by the army comes at a time, when several senior army officers and bush war comrades of President Yoweri Museveni are agitating for retirement.

Among those who want to retire from the army, is the now, renegade Ugandan army General David Sejusa.
Sejusa is currently taking refuge in London, after authoring a document about an alleged plot, to assassinate senior army officers, who are opposed to President Museveni, appointing his son as successor.

The renegade general accuses his former boss President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, of keeping old army officers, in the force to prevent them from challenging him.

Sejusa is among the many generals who have unsuccessfully applied for retirement from the Ugandan army.
Meanwhile the army says it’s waiting, for a pronouncement, from parliament, before they embark on the process of replacing renegade General Sejusa.

Sejusa is one of the ten army representatives in Parliament.

He recently applied through his lawyer for extension of his three months leave from parliament.
But the Ugandan army says they will do all what they can replace Sejusa on grounds that he has declared war against the Government of Uganda.

Sejusa who is currently taking refuge in London is wanted by the Ugandan security over the document that he authored questioning an alleged plan by President Museveni to anoint his son as successor.






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