Major General Kasirye Ggwanga.

Controversial Major General Kasirye Gwanga has today failed to turn up for a decoration function at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Mbuya.

The outspoken Special Presidential Advisor on Buganda, who is set to retire this year, was last week promoted by President Yoweri Museveni from the rank of Brigadier to Major General.

However, at today’s function officiated at by the Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi, Kasirye Gwanga’s name was read but he was nowhere to be seen.

Maj Gen Gwanga, who is said to have retired in 2005 and later recalled by the Commander in- Chief Gen Yoweri Museveni, is serving as a Presidential Advisor on a renewable contract.

Meanwhile, other senior officers promoted and decorated today include Brig Stephen Rwabantu to Maj Gen (Deputy General officer Commanding Reserves); Col Charles Wacha to Brigadier and Director Human Rights and Col Charles Byanyima to Brigadier and Commander Motorized Infantry Brigade.

A total of 1384 officers and men of the Ugandan People’s Defense Forces were promoted and expected to be decorated.