The UPDF establishment yesterday retired 47 generals, many of who were NRA bush war heroes.
The Commander in Chief Gen Yoweri Museveni presided over the function and urged the retired soldiers to now contribute to the economy by participating in wealth creation through agriculture.
“As President and Commander in Chief of the UPDF, I am very happy to be part of the process of retirement (with ample benefits), coming to fruition for our comrades; each one of them is a miracle story of sacrifice, courage and service for little to no pay,” Museveni told the retired combatants.
He added that as the country they have served long enough to stabilise is firm enough to take care of them now, “I encourage them to utilise the retirement benefits wisely in order to make a good contribution to the economy.”
Museveni said that the army recognizes the strides made by the General, “a difference from the past when servicemen were retired by elimination, death or prison sentencing. Even the retired officers under the UPDF before this point have gone home without a good enough package due to constraints before.”