JUST IN: Museveni Shakes Up UPDF in Latest Appointments & Transfers; Names New Army Deputy Spokesperson (See Names of 35 Senior Officers Who Have Fallen in Things)

Gen Museveni. Courtesy Photo

Uganda’s President and Commander in Chief (CiC) of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF), Gen Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, has appointed a total of 35 General Officers and Senior Officers of the country’s national army. 

Among notable appointments is that of Col Deogratias Asiimwe Akiiki who has been re-appointed Deputy Defence Spokesperson of the UPDF, a position he held before he went for a course.

Lt Col Ronald Kungu Kakurungu, the officer who has been the Deputy Spokesperson of the UPDF while Col Akiiki was away, has been appointed Deputy Director of Strategic Communications.

Akiiki will work with his most immediate boss Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye, who replaced Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso months ago.

Commenting on the appointments and transfers, UPDF and Defence Spokesperson Kulayigye said: “The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs and UPDF fraternity congratulate the General and senior officers upon their well-deserved appointments.”

  1. Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa appointed Deputy General Officer Commanding – Reserve Forces
  2. Maj Gen George Igumba appointed Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
  3. Maj Gen Lucky J Kidega appointed Camp Commandant
  4. Brig Gen Geoffrey Kaweesa Kigozi appointed Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration
  5. Brig Gen Hassan Kimbowa appointed Adjutant – General Headquarters
  6. Brig Gen Ssenkumba Eugene Ssebugwawo appointed Chief of Personnel and Administration
  7. Brig Gen Godwin Karugaba appointed Deputy Chief of Logistics and Engineering
  8. Brig Gen Mwanje Ssekiranda appointed Chief of Staff – Reserve Forces
  9. Brig Gen Ronald Solomon Bigirwa appointed Defence Advisor -Tanzania
  10. Brig Gen Stephen Tumwesigye Kashure appointed Chief of Staff – Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre
  11. Brig Gen Simon Nicholas Ocan appointed Defence Advisor -Burundi
  12. Brig Gen Metland K Bitumbika appointed General Manager –Defence Forces Shop Uganda Ltd
  13. Brig Gen Augustine Kamyuka Kyazze appointed Commandant –Defence General Deport
  14. Brig Gen Francis Chemengich Chemo appointed Defence Advisor – Somalia
  15. Brig Gen Julius Bagonza appointed Director Personnel and Administration – Air Forces
  16. Col Justus Besisira appointed Director – Recruitment
  17. Col Fred Zakye appointed Defence Advisor – Ethiopia
  18. Col Daniel Erasmus Omoding appointed Defence Advisor -Belgium-Brussels
  19. Col James Kato Kalyebara appointed Commander Royal Guards
  20. Col Herbert Kyabihende Makanga appointed Deputy Chief Inspector General of Military Equipment
  21. Col David Tweheyo appointed College Secretary – National Defence College Uganda
  22. Col Peter Buyungo appointed Defence Advisor – USA
  23. Col Silver Changa Muhwezi appointed Deputy Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
  24. Col Emmanuel David Muhanguzi appointed Acting Chief of Policy and Plans
  25. Col Simon Peter Oyoo appointed Defence Advisor – India
  26. Col Allan Matsiko appointed a Director in SFC
  27. Col Nicholas Nyesiga appointed Director of Personnel
  28. Col Deogratias Asiimwe Akiiki appointed Deputy Defence Spokesperson
  29. Col AG. Chris Sseruyange Ddamulira appointed Defence Advisor – Saudi Arabia
  30. Lt Col Samson Henry Nabeeta appointed Director Estates
  31. Lt Col Ronald Kagyenyi appointed Director Inspectorate
  32. Lt Col Moses Wilson Ssentongo appointed Director of Music
  33. Lt Col Duncan R Kafeero appointed a Deputy Director in SFC
  34. Lt Col Ronald Kungu Kakurungu appointed Deputy Director of Strategic Communications
  35. Lt Col Betty Musuya Wanyera appointed Director Women Affairs

These appointments come less than two weeks since Gen Museveni fired the Special Forces Command (SFC) chief, replacing him with a new one. (Read Story Here).

In other related changes made recently, Museveni appointed Akena the new deputy commissioner general of Uganda Prisons Service. He also fired Lindah Nabusayi as his senior press secretary. (Read Stories Here and There).

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