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460 OFFICERS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

By UTN Reporter

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF has retired 460 officers from active service.

This retirement comes in a space of two years.

Presiding over at the colorful ceremony at the General Military Headquarters Bombo, the Chief of Defense Forces Gen David Muhoozi, advised the soldiers to prepare for their families to have a decent retirement into the civilian community.

Gen David Muhoozi who was represented by the Commander Land Forces Maj Gen Peter Elwelu, stressed the need for militants to Prepare for ahead to have good life during retirement.

Maj Gen Elwelu saluted what he described as “courageous” and “patriotic” ways of the retirees for their “devotion during their time in the military.”

Gen Elwelu said their service greatly contributed to the peace and security the country is enjoying.

He urged the militants to continue protecting the security of the country even when not in uniform and continue being eyes and ears of the Army in their respective communities.

Col John R. Kagwisa, on behalf of the retiring officers, thanked the Ministry of Defence for creating enabling environment for the UPDF and the CDF in his absentia for his guidance, counseling and direction through their career as serving officers.

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KASINGYE REPLACES KAWEESI

By UTN Reporter

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KAMPALA BOMBING TERRORISTS SENTENCED TO LIFE

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Interpol Suspends Labour Exports

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DR RUGUNDA ARGUES BANYAKIGEZI ON UNITY

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GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS AID TO 196 HEALTH FACILITIES

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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ALBINOS.

By Nabbuye Rehemah and Doreen Asomo

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate The International Albinism Day which will be held in Mbale.

Addressing the press at the Media center, the Chairperson Equal Opportunities

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REGISTRAR DIRECTS NAKAWA CHIEF ON BESIGYE FILE

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