President Museveni, who is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, has on Saturday made changes in the military, appointing officers from the ranks of Colonel to Major General in various roles.
In the shakeup, Maj Gen Don Nabaasa, the former commander of the elite Special Forces Command (SFC) has been appointed a contingent commander of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka who served as Uganda’s military attache to Ethiopia based in Addis Ababa has been appointed chief of production and welfare.
Maj Gen Moses Ddiba Ssentongo who worked as one of the two deputy Director Generals of the National Enterprise Corporation, the investment vehicle of UPDF has been appointed chief Mubende Rehabilitation Centers.
Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa who has been the military attache to Uganda’s Embassy in Kenya has been appointed Chief of Staff Reserve Forces.
Former UPDF spokesperson and Chief Political Commissar Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye has been sent to Operation Wealth Creation (OWC).
The UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire has been sent to East African Community Secretariat as Defense liaison officer and replaced with the second highest ranking female UPDF officer and army MP Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso.
Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe has been appointed commander National counter terrorism while Brig Gen Richard Otto as Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI).
Full list of other appointees
Maj Gen Francis Okello has been appointed commandant National Defense College.
Maj Gen Innocent Oula has been appointed Deputy MD NEL.
Brig Gen Emmanuel Rwashande has been appointed Chief civil military cooperation.
Brig Gen Stephen Oluka has been deployed to Operation Wealth Creation.
Brig Gen George Etyang has also been sent to Operation Wealth Creation.
Brig Gen Jeff Mukasa has been appointed Director counter terrorism.
Brig Gen William Beinomugisha – 2)IC 2 Division
Brig Gen James Kaija has been appointed Defense advisor, UK.
Brig Gen Fred Karara has been appointed DA, Sudan.
Brig Gen Christopher Bbossa – DA China.
Brig Gen Mike Kisame – DA Kenya.
Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe has been appointed 3rd Division commander.
Brig Gen Simon Ocan – DA Switzerland.
Brig Gen Michael Kabango – seconded to African Union peace support operations department.
Brig Gen Mathew Gureme has been appointed Chief of training and recruitment.
Brig Gen Tingira Irumba has been appointed Chief ofPolicy and plans.
Brig Gen Richard Otto has been appointed Deputy Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI).
Brig Gen James Nambale – DA Turkey.
Brig Gen Robert Ocama has been sent to Operation Wealth Creation.
Col Bahoku Batigye – DA Cuba.
Col Keith Katungi has been appointed commandant military police.