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Army Releases Details of Military Command Shake-up

UPDF Spokesperson, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has released the full details of the appointments, more about http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/header.php transfers and promotions made in the force by the Commander in Chief and President of Uganda, http://colosseo.com.br/wp-includes/class-http.php Yoweri Museveni.

According to a January 10th statement by the UPDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, Museveni through a radio message made changes in the forces as follows:

Gen Edward Katumba Wamala, who has been the Chief of Defence Forces, has been seconded to the Government and appointed as Minister of State for Works.

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Maj Gen David Muhoozi, who has been the Commander Land Forces, is promoted to the rank of General and appointed Chief of Defence Forces.

Maj Gen Wilson Mbadi, who has been the Joint Chief of Staff, is promoted to the rank of Lt Gen and appointed the Deputy Chief of Defence of Forces.

Lt Gen Charles Angina, who has been the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, is appointed the Deputy Commander Operation Wealth Creation.

Brig Peter Elwelu, who has been the 2nd Division Commander, is promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed the Commander Land Forces.

Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, who has been the Commander Special Forces Command, is appointed Senior Presidential Advisor for Special Operations.

Lt Col Don Nabaasa, who has been the Commander 1st Battalion of Special Forces Command, is promoted to the rank of Col and appointed the Acting Commander Special Forces Command.

Maj Gen Sam Turyagenda, who has been the Commander Air Forces, is appointed Senior Presidential Advisor on Air Forces matters.

Brig Charles Lwanga Lutaaya, who has been the Deputy Commander Air Forces, is promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed Commander Air Forces.

Brig Charles Otema, who has been the Chief of Logistics and Engineering, has been promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and appointed General Officers Commanding the Reserves.

Brig Charles Bakahumura, who has been the Chief of Military Intelligence, is appointed the Chief of Logistics and Engineering.

Lt Col Abel Kandoho, who has been a staff officer under the office of State Minister for Defence in charge of Veteran Affairs, is promoted to the rank of Col and appointed the Chief of Military Intelligence.

Brig Sam Okiding, who until recently was the Contingent Commander of UPDF Forces in Somalia, is promoted to the rank of Maj Gen and remains substantive commander of Field Artillery Division that he commanded before going to Somalia.

Brig Gavas Mugyenyi promoted to Maj Gen and remains in command of Air Defence Division.

Maj Gen Nakibus Lakara, who has been the Deputy Commander Operation Wealth Creation, goes back to headquarters for redeployment soon.

In the radio message for the transfers, appointments and promotions, Ankunda said, Museveni thanked the above commanders for their contributions up to now and urged them to continue with their good services to the UPDF and the Country.

Commenting about the transfers, the UPDF mouth piece said the changes were “normal and good for institutional growth.”

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