By Francis Otucu
Article 78 of the Constitution of the Republic Uganda provides for representation of Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) in Parliament.
Under the Parliamentary Elections Act, the UPDF Council, which is the Electoral College for this election will be required to elect ten representatives from among the nominees submitted by the Commander In Chief, a third (1/3) of whom shall be women.
Against the above background, the army council Friday convened at the Land Forces Headquarters, Bombo to elect their representatives in the 11th parliament.
Among those elected is Lt. Col. Charity Bainababo, First Lady, Janet Museveni’s long serving and most trusted aide-de-camp.
Others are 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, Col Dr Victor Nekesa and Maj Dr Jennifer Alanyo.