Byekwaso, who is also the representative of the army in Parliament since 2016, has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration and Management degrees from Makerere University.
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Brig. General Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed the new Uganda
People’s Defense Forces spokesperson. She replaces Brig Gen Richard Karemire
who has served for four years.
Byekwaso, who is also the army representative in Parliament since 2016, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration
and a Master of Public Administration and
degrees from Makerere University.
Her profile on Uganda Parliament website says the 48-year-old joined the army
in 2000 where she started as a protocol officer. Other posts she has held
include military assistant and logistics officer and administrative officer.
She has also served as the director of logistics for the force.
She was promoted to Brigadier General in 2019, becoming the
second-highest-ranking female army officer after Lt General Proscovia
At the height of agitation to amend the constitution to remove the age limit to
allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again after clocking 75-years of age,
Brig-Gen Byekwaso told the media she was more concerned about the UPDF Act –
which “doesn’t set any age limitations. That is why we have generals who are above
The army block voted affirmatively for the removal of the age limit.
Meanwhile, Karemire has been assigned at the East African Community Secretariat
as the Defense Liaison Officer, he said in a tweet.
“I look forward to working on Integration as the solution for our strategic
security,” Karemire said.