By Our Reporter
The Commander in Chief (CIC) of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has fired Brig. Gen. Richard Karemire from the position of UPDF Spokesperson, replacing him with Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso.
We have learnt that Brig. Gen. Byekwaso, who is the first female UPDF spokesperson, is taking over office next week after a official handover by Brig. Gen. Karemire,
This website has learnt that president Museveni has since assigned Karemire to the East African Community Secretariat as Defense Liaison Officer.
Byekwaso, is a Ugandan military officer, who serves as an elected member of parliament representing the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) in the 10th Parliament (2016–2021).
She was born on 29 December 1971, in the Central Region of Uganda. She attended St. Mathias Kalemba Senior Secondary School, in Nazigo, Kayunga District, for both her O-Level and A-Level studies.
Her first degree, a Bachelor of Business Administration, was awarded by Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest and largest public university in 1996. Later, in 2012, she obtained a Master of Public Administration and Management degree, also from Makerere University.
According to her biography on the website of the Ugandan parliament, Byekwaso was recruited by the Ugandan military 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.
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