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.”
- Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa appointed Deputy General Officer Commanding – Reserve Forces
- Maj Gen George Igumba appointed Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
- Maj Gen Lucky J Kidega appointed Camp Commandant
- Brig Gen Geoffrey Kaweesa Kigozi appointed Deputy Chief of Personnel and Administration
- Brig Gen Hassan Kimbowa appointed Adjutant – General Headquarters
- Brig Gen Ssenkumba Eugene Ssebugwawo appointed Chief of Personnel and Administration
- Brig Gen Godwin Karugaba appointed Deputy Chief of Logistics and Engineering
- Brig Gen Mwanje Ssekiranda appointed Chief of Staff – Reserve Forces
- Brig Gen Ronald Solomon Bigirwa appointed Defence Advisor -Tanzania
- Brig Gen Stephen Tumwesigye Kashure appointed Chief of Staff – Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre
- Brig Gen Simon Nicholas Ocan appointed Defence Advisor -Burundi
- Brig Gen Metland K Bitumbika appointed General Manager –Defence Forces Shop Uganda Ltd
- Brig Gen Augustine Kamyuka Kyazze appointed Commandant –Defence General Deport
- Brig Gen Francis Chemengich Chemo appointed Defence Advisor – Somalia
- Brig Gen Julius Bagonza appointed Director Personnel and Administration – Air Forces
- Col Justus Besisira appointed Director – Recruitment
- Col Fred Zakye appointed Defence Advisor – Ethiopia
- Col Daniel Erasmus Omoding appointed Defence Advisor -Belgium-Brussels
- Col James Kato Kalyebara appointed Commander Royal Guards
- Col Herbert Kyabihende Makanga appointed Deputy Chief Inspector General of Military Equipment
- Col David Tweheyo appointed College Secretary – National Defence College Uganda
- Col Peter Buyungo appointed Defence Advisor – USA
- Col Silver Changa Muhwezi appointed Deputy Commandant Senior Command and Staff College – Kimaka
- Col Emmanuel David Muhanguzi appointed Acting Chief of Policy and Plans
- Col Simon Peter Oyoo appointed Defence Advisor – India
- Col Allan Matsiko appointed a Director in SFC
- Col Nicholas Nyesiga appointed Director of Personnel
- Col Deogratias Asiimwe Akiiki appointed Deputy Defence Spokesperson
- Col AG. Chris Sseruyange Ddamulira appointed Defence Advisor – Saudi Arabia
- Lt Col Samson Henry Nabeeta appointed Director Estates
- Lt Col Ronald Kagyenyi appointed Director Inspectorate
- Lt Col Moses Wilson Ssentongo appointed Director of Music
- Lt Col Duncan R Kafeero appointed a Deputy Director in SFC
- Lt Col Ronald Kungu Kakurungu appointed Deputy Director of Strategic Communications
- 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).