Parliament is expected to approve the newly appointed Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech and members of the Judicial Service Commission today.
Maj. Gen. Lokech was on Wednesday named by the Commander-in-Chief, President Yoweri Museveni replacing Maj. Gen. Sabiiti Muzeyi who had served for two years from March 2018 to December 2020.
Parliament’s Communication department confirmed the development on Friday afternoon.
“The new Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech is expected in the Appointments Committee for vetting after the plenary,” said Parliament’s communication office.
Lokech was in November 2019 sent on a special assignment to monitor on behalf of the guarantors of the South Sudan peace process, the assembling, screening, demobilization and integration of the armed forces of South Sudan.
Before that, he served as Chief of Staff of the UPDF Air Force, for a period of five months, from 11 July 2019, until 11 December 2019.
Lokech’s military career also includes service in various leadership capacities, including two tours as the Commander of the Uganda contingent to Somalia, as part of the AMISOM peace-keeping force.
The Appointments Committee is also expected to vet the new members of the Judicial Service Committee including: Justice Benjamin Isingoma Kabito, the chairperson; Lady Justice Faith Mwondha as Deputy Chairperson and members- Lady Justice Stella Arach Amoko, Ms. Ruth Sebatindira, Ms. Norah Matovu Winyi and Mr. Johnson Bitarabeho.