President Yoweri Museveni has directed the UPDF leaders to promote two brigadiers to the rank of Major General.
The two are controversial Brig. Kasirye Ggwanga and Brig. Elly Kayanja.
Brig. Ggwanga is currently serving as presidential advisor on security in Buganda region while Brig. Kayanja works at Operation Wealth Creation.
According to sources, Gen. Museveni who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces made the directive yesterday in Masindi during the 31th National Resistance Movement (NRM) party celebrations.
Sources further say that what triggered Gen. Museveni to give directives was when Sgt. Abdullah Sempagala Mwebe aka Sergeant Kifulugunyu, was called to receive his medal and after the ceremony.
Kifulugunyu is chief composer of morale boosting songs within the army and is supposed to be promoted to the rank of Captain.
Another person the president directed to be promoted is Maj. David Muwanga who Museveni said he should be elevated to the rank of colonel.
It is said that whereas Gen. Museveni said Brigadiers Ggwanga and Kayanja be retired, the two have insisted in remaining in active service.
Recently Brig. Ggwanga told the media that he wouldn’t salute the new crop of young leaders at the helm of the force because he considered them junior.