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UPDF Gets First Female Spokesperson as Museveni Shuffles Army Generals

Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso has also been serving as an elected member of parliament representing the Uganda People's Defence Forces in the 10th Parliament
posted onAugust 1, 2020

Brig Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed the UPDF spokesperson, making her the first female to hold the position. Brig Byekwaso replaces a fellow Brigadier, Richard Karemire who has been assigned to the East African Secretariat. 

"Please join me to welcome Hon Brig-Gen Flavia Byekwaso appointed the Defence Spokesperson following the end of my tour of duty. I have been assigned to EAC Secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer. I look forward to working on Integration as the solution for our strategic security," outgoing spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire tweeted.

Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso has also been serving as an elected member of parliament representing the Uganda People's Defence Forces in the 10th Parliament.

Brig Richard Karemire replaced Col. Paddy Ankunda as army spokesperson in 2017. 

Col Ankunda had replaced Brig Felix Kulayigye who is currently an MP representing the UPDF.

In other changes, Museveni appointed Maj gen Don Nabaasa, the former SFC Commander as Contingent Commander in Somalia while Brig Felix Kulayigye has been assigned to Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)

Full list of changes below

1.Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka- Chief of Production& Welfare.
2.Maj Gen Moses Ddiba Ssentongo_ Chief Mubende Rehabilitation Centre.
3.Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa_Chief of Staff Reserve Forces
4.Maj Gen Francis Okello_Comdt National Defense College.
5.Maj Gen Innocent Oula_Deputy MD NEC.
6.Maj Gen Don Nabasa_Contingent Commander-AMISOM.
7.Brig Gen Emanuel Rwashande _Chief Civil Military Cooperation
8.Brig Gen Stephen Oluka- deployed to OWC
9.Brig Gen George Etyang-OWC
10.Brig Gen Jeff Mukasa_ Director Counter Terrorism
11.Brig Gen William Beinomugisha- 2/ic 2 Division
12. Brig Gen James Kaija_Defense Advisor UK
13. Brig Gen Fred Karara_ DA Sudan
14. Brig Gen Christopher Bbossa_DA China.
15. Brig Gen Mike Kisame_ DA Kenya
16. Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe 3 Div Commander
17. Brig Gen Simon Ocan- DA Switzerland
18.Brig Gen Michael Kabango_Seconded to AU Peace Support Operations Department.
19.Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye- OWC.
20.Brig Gen Mathew Gureme- Chief of Training
& Recruitment.
21.Brig Gen Richard Karemire _ Defence Liaison Officer(DLO) EAC Secretariat Headquarters.
22.Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso-Defence Spokesperson
23. Brig Gen Tingira Irumba_ Chief of Policy& Plans
24. Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe _ Commander National Counter Terrorism Centre.
25.Brig Gen Richard Otto_ Deputy CMI
26.Brig Gen James Nambale_ DA Turkey.
27.Brig Gen Robert Ocama-OWC
28. Col Bahoku Barigye- DA Cuba
29. Col Keith Katungi_ Commandant Military Police.

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