Gen Katumba Sworn in as Works Minister

Gen Katumba Wamala takes oath as new junior works minister

Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has Thursday been sworn in as State Minister for works and transport.

The ceremony held at the State House in Entebbe was witnessed by family, about it friends and President Yoweri Museveni.

On January 9, search Gen. Katumba was relieved of his duties as the Chief of Defense Forces in the UPDF before being appointed the State Minister for Works.

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Gen. Katumba recently praised President Museveni for the role he has played in mentoring him.

“I thank him (Museveni) for the patience and tolerance on many of us.We would not be able to put on the uniform right now. If it was not for him, many of us would not be what we are today,” Gen. Katumba said while speaking at the 7th Tarehe Sita prayer breakfast at the Ministry of Defense headquarters in Mbuya.

He also applauded the UPDF for welcoming him as a child and nurturing him.

Katumba, 60, who holds a Master of Science degree in strategic leadership from the United States Army War College, joined the army in 1981 before serving as commander of UPDF troops in DRC and later being promoted to the highest rank of a full star general in May 2013 before being appointed the Chief of Defense Forces.


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