The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force has appointed Maj Gen Aloys MUGANGA as Acting Reserve Force Chief of Staff (RFCOS).
He replaces Gen Fred IBINGIRA who has been holding the position since 2010, acording to a press statement released on the website of the Ministry of Defense.
Aloys Muganga was promoted to the rank of Major General from rank of Brigadier General with other 11 officers on January 12, 2018.
The other brigadier generals who were then promoted to the rank of major general include Charles Karamba, Eric Murokore, Emmy Ruvusha, Emmanuel Bayingana, Joseph Nzabamwita, Andrew Kagame, Charles Rudakubana, Ferdinand Safari, Albert Murasira who was appointed Minister of Defense on October 19 this year, Jean-Jacques Laurent Mupenzi and Innocent Kabandana.
The outgoing Fred Ibingira had been also promoted to the rank of full General on the same date becoming the country’s fourth top officer with the rank of General after Gen. James Kabarebe former Defence Minister, now Senior Presidential Adviser on security matters), Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba (Chief of Defence Staff) and Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi (Rtd).