Lt. Col Ahmed Kashilingi who passed away this morning, is listed in the Uganda People’s Defence Forces Act 2005 as one of the 15 permanent members of the Defence Forces Council.
These were the senior members of the clenbuterol cycle for sale NRA on January 26, 1986.
Other than Kashilingi, the other members include Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, Maj. Gen. Joram Mugume, Maj. Gen. Ivan Koreta, Brig. Jim Katugugu Muhwezi, Brig. Steven Kashaka, Col. Kahinda Otafiire, Col. Pecos Kutesa, Lt. Col. Fred Mwesigye, Lt. Col. Andrew Lutaaya and Lt Col. Samson Mande among others.
The Act also lists; Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, Lt. Gen Elly Tumwine, Lt Gen. Salim Saleh Akandwanaho, Lt. Gen. David Tinyefunza, Brig. Eriya Kategeya and Brig. Matayo Kyaligonza as permanent members of the High Command.
The functions of the Defence Forces Council on which the above people are permanent members include; advising the president on all matters connected with the control and administration of the Defence Forces; giving professional advice on military defence policy generally; and performing such duties as may be conferred upon it by law.
On the other hand, the High Command is charged with; advising the President in emergency situations and on matters relating to national security or deployment of the Defence Forces, advising the president when Uganda is at war; performing such duties as may be conferred upon it by law and also perform such other functions as the president may direct.
The law says the two organs must regularly meet but if anything; the sitting shall not be less than three times a year. Last night, Kashilingi was pronounced dead after a short illness, according to one of his brothers Tanazio Biryabarema.
As a highly skilled military commando who had obtained training in Uganda, Libya and Iraq, Kashilingi was one of the most highly trained initial commanders of the NRA when it decided to militarily challenge the Obote II government in 1981.
One of the heroic episodes of Kashilingi that will take long to be forgotten was when he saved Museveni from being killed or captured by the UNLA forces at their intended attack on Masindi Army Barracks.
May his soul rest in Peace. END