Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho a.k.a Salim Saleh
Senior Presidential Adviser on Defence, Gen. Caleb Akandwanaho (Salim Saleh), on Friday retired as commander of the army’s Reserve Force, a post he has held since 1989.
This move could pave the way for Gen. Saleh to enter elective politics following much reported speculation in that direction. Under Uganda’s army laws, a serving officer in whatever form is barred from engaging in partisan politics.
“It’s hard to keep together these people because majority of them were freedom fighters and they cannot be organised. They are not in good shape but they remained disciplined and I hope the next commander will keep them intact,” Gen. Saleh told the gathering that comprised representatives of the civilian support groups that provided assistance to the combatants when they were rebels during the 1981 – ’86 bush war, widows of the departed men of the force and the retirees.
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