Brig. Gen. Richard Karemire has been replaced by Brig. Gen. Flavia Nalweyiso as spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF). Nalweyiso has become the first female UPDF spokesperson.
Karemire has been assigned to East Africa Community Secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer.
“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,” Brig Karemire tweeted.
Byekwaso is an elected member of parliament representing the UPDF in the 10th Parliament. She is the second-highest ranking woman in the UPDF, behind Lieutenant General Proscovia Nalweyiso.
She joined the UPDF in 2000, starting out as a protocol officer. Over time, she worked in different roles, including as a military assistant, as an administrative officer and as a logistics officer. She spent the years from 2014 until 2016 serving as the Director of Logistics in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces before she was elected to parliament in 2016.
In other new appointments made by President Yoweri Museveni;
1. Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka – Chief of Production and 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 – Third 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.
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.