The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF), Gen David Muhoozi, his Deputy Lt Gen Wilson Mbadi, Commander Land Forces Lt Gen Peter Elwelu and Minister of Works and Transport, Gen Katumba Wamala are among the 10 UPDF officers elected to represent the Army in the 11th Parliament.
The Army MPs were elected on Friday by the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Council at Land Forces Headquarters in Bombo.
The Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF Gen Kaguta Museveni called upon the new members koof Parliament to support the seven key priority areas that include; equipping the army, roads, railway and water ways, electricity, health education, salaries for the scientists and the armed forces and wealth funds.
“Equipping our Armed Forces to be second to none in our region of Africa; and I will not compromise on that,” said Gen Museveni.
He added that the Army MPs are in Parliament to be a conveyor belt for National issues and be listening posts.
He added that this is on the account of the history of Uganda which like some other African countries had become ungovernable and a failed state.
Some of the incumbents that have not gone back to Parliament include; Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine, Gen Ivan Koreta, Lt Gen Pecos Kutesa and UPDF spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso.
The members of the Constituent Assembly found it wise to include 10 members of Parliament to represent the UPDF.
The newly elected Members of Parliament to represent the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces include.
Three on women slot include:
Col Dr Victor Nekesa (a medical official at State House)
Lt Col Charity Bainababo (Private aide of First Lady Janet Museveni).
Maj Dr Jennifer Alanyo
The seven slots for male representatives were taken by:
Gen David Muhoozi
Gen Edward Katumba Wamala
Lt Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi
Lt Gen Peter Elwelu
Lt Gen James Mugira
Maj Gen Henry Matsiko
Maj Gen Sam Kavuma