Julius Oketta

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Julius Oketta
Born (1956-10-03) 3 October 1956 (age 60)
Amuru District, Uganda
Residence Kampala, Uganda
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity Acholi
Citizenship Uganda
Alma mater Cambridge International College
(Diploma in Economics & Commerce)
Ndejje University
(Bachelor of Business Administration)
Cambridge Management Institute
(Master of Business Administration)
Uganda Senior Command and Staff College
(Senior Command and Staff Course)
Occupation Military Officer
Years active 1989 — present
Known for Military matters, Management
Home town Amuru
Religion Roman Catholic

Major General Julius Facki Oketta is a military officer in Uganda. He is a senior commander in the Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF). He currently serves as the Director of National Emergency Coordination and Operations, in the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda.[1] In October 2013, the President of Uganda nominated and the Secretary General of the United Nations endorsed General Oketta to join the advisory group of the United Nations (UN) Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).[2] In 2004, at the rank of Brigadier, he was a member of the pioneer class to attend the Uganda Senor Command and Staff College, at Kimaka, Jinja, Eastern Uganda, under its first Commandant, Lieutenant General Ivan Koreta.

Work history[edit]

From 1989 until 1993, he served as the Division Commander of the 6th Division of the National Resistance Army (NRA). From 2001 until 2003, he served as the Chief of Logistics and Engineering in the UPDF. In 2003, he served as the Uganda Liaison Officer, in the Republic of Sudan. Following that, he served as the Head of the Procurement and Disposal Unit at the Uganda Ministry of Defence during 2004. From 2007 until now, he serves as the Director of the National Emergency Coordination and Operations Center, in the Office of the Prime Minister.[3]

Other responsibilities[edit]

He also serves as a Member of Parliament, representing the UPDF. In parliament, he is a member of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises. In September 2014, Major General Oketta was nominated to join the African Union-led humanitarian mission to address the threat of the Ebola virus to the continent. The mission, code-named Africa Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA), is based in Ethiopia.Major General Julius Oketta was also awareded a medal of honor by the President of Libaeria for his endless efforts in the fight against ebola.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kivabulaya, Fredrick (10 November 2012). "Kibaale Flood Victims Complain As Government Relief Aid Delays". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Sekanjako, Henry (2 October 2013). "Major General Oketta for UN Advisory Job". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Uganda Parliament, . (2011). "Parliament of Uganda: Oketta Julius Facki, UPDF Representative". Parliament of Uganda (Kampala). Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Arinaitwe, Solomon (3 September 2014). "General Oketta for African Union Anti-Ebola Operation". Daily Monitor Mobile. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 

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