Deputy UPDF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki says arrangements are underway to see how the army and family can link up to prepare for the burial of the late Major General Kasirye Ggwanga.
On Tuesday, June 9, while the country started heroes’ day celebrations, the general on whose hands we attained freedom that brought the NRM government to power, disengaged his bullet chamber, emptied his magazines, and let go of his gun. A hero down, may his soul rest in peace.
Gen.Kasirye was admitted at the UPDF Senior Officers Diagnostic Centre based in Mbuya in early April 2020.
According to Mr Joseph Luzige, the chairman LC5 Mityana District, the entire district is currently mourning the death of the General.
”He cared a lot about the common person, worked on our roads and led by example. As a district we have lost a strong person like Kasirye Ggwanga,” he said.
Luzige adds that Kasirye Ggwanga was born a hero and he lived a life of a hero.
Major Kasirye was born in 1952 to a father who was a hunter. He was commonly known as a proud military officer and a farmer.
After 47 years of serving the Ugandan army, in 2018 Maj Gen Kasirye Gwanga officially retired to concentrate on commercial farming and was commonly known for fighting against deforestation.
Currently, the family is waiting for the official communication from government since Gen. Kasirye is entitled to a state burial.
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