Three Uganda People’s Defense Army (UPDF) generals have retired from active service after more than 35 years of dignified service.
They include; Maj Gen Eric Mukasa (RIP), Brig-Gen Tumusiime Nyakaitana and Brig Gen Geoffrey Mujuni.
A retirement ceremony was officiated by the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi on Wednesday at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya. Mukasa who passed on was represented by his family members.
The CDF 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.
“We value your service, we cherish you and are here to send you off honourably 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 are sent off with dignity.
“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,”
He further lauded their families for the patience they exhibited through the years 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 officers.