Former Presidential candidate Rtd Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro Buta who also doubled as chairman of a political party called Farmers Party of Uganda has died today morning at Kampala hospital.
Gen Biraro contested for the presidency in the 2016 general elections running on the ticket of Farmers Party of Uganda.
Born on March 1, 1958 in Isingiro District, Gen Biraro attended Makerere University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1982. He then went to Cranfield University in the United Kingdom where he graduated with a Masters degree in Global Strategic Studies.
During his presidential campaigns, Gen Biraro accused president Museveni and his NRM party of failure to address poverty, adding that his presidency would treat it with urgency.
Gen Biraro had also promised to reduce on the size of Parliament, a process which he said would begin with the scrapping of army MPs saying they are supposed to be neutral.
Gen Biraro’s background
Was born on 1st march 1959 in Isingiro
Studied Political Science at Makerere University.
Junior Staff College with the British Military Training
Junior Command and Staff at Kaduma, Nigeria
Senior Command and Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Africa Strategic Studies at Abdu Nasser Military College, Cairo, Egypt
Masters in Global Security Studies at Cranfield University, UK
Joined Bush war from Makerere University on June 7, 1982. He served in several capacities until he became Secretary to High Command and National Resistance Council 1984.
He was also the commander Military Police as well as the military representative in the IGG’s office
Gen Biraaro was the director of training that led the Uganda contingent to DRC in 1998.
He later became the commander of the Infantry Division in western Uganda. He was also assistant Chief of Staff, UPDF
He founded and commanded for two in-takes at Army College in Kimaka
He deputised Mr Museveni’s Principle Private Secretary in 1986 before becoming the Kitgum District Special Administrator from 1986 to 1987. He also served as the Deputy Commandant Kyankwanzi Political School. He was also the Commanding Officer 97 Battalion in Eastern Uganda that ended the insurgency in Samia, Teso..