The Commander-in-chief of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces and President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has made key changes in the military that involved promotions of military officers.
For example, Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe, Commander National Counter Terrorism Centre, has been demoted on account that he has been helping with recruitment for Rwandan rebels of RNC and selling fake Intel to the security system in Uganda.
Other changes reflect a new dimension that might relax internal wrangles in Museveni’s security system, after facing public pressure that the army is largely dominated by officers from his tribe.
Old guards are being disposed of as a result of antagonizing Uganda’s security.
Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso has been appointed as the new Defence Spokesperson, replacing Brig. Gen Richard Karemire.
Byekwaso who’s the second-highest-ranking woman in the UPDF, behind Lt. Gen Proscovia Nalweyiso, becomes the first female officer to be appointed as army spokesperson.
Brig Karemiire has been assigned to East African Community (EAC) Secretariat as Defence Liaison Officer after his term of office as defence and army spokesperson expired.
Here are the appointments
1.Maj Gen Sam Kiwanuka – Chief of Production and Welfare.
2.Maj Gen Moses Ddiba Ssentongo – Chief Mubende Rehabilitation Centre.
3.Maj Gen Hudson Mukasa – Chief of Staff Reserve Forces
4.Maj Gen Francis Okello – Comdt National Defense College.
5.Maj Gen Innocent Oula – Deputy MD NEC.
6.Maj Gen Don Nabasa – Contingent Commander – AMISOM.
7.Brig Gen Emanuel Rwashande – Chief Civil Military Cooperation
8.Brig Gen Stephen Oluka – deployed to OWC
9.Brig Gen George Etyang – OWC
10.Brig Gen Jeff Mukasa – Director Counter Terrorism
11.Brig Gen William Beinomugisha – 2/ic 2 Division
12. Brig Gen James Kaija – Defense Advisor UK
13. Brig Gen Fred Karara – DA Sudan
14. Brig Gen Christopher Bbossa – DA China.
15. Brig Gen Mike Kisame – DA Kenya
16. Brig Gen Joseph Balikudembe – 3 Div Commander
17. Brig Gen Simon Ocan – DA Switzerland
18.Brig Gen Michael Kabango – Seconded to AU Peace Support Operations Department.
19.Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye – OWC.
20.Brig Gen Mathew Gureme -Chief of Training
21.Brig Gen Richard Karemire – Defence Liaison Officer (DLO) EAC Secretariat Headquarters.
22.Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso – Defence Spokesperson
23. Brig Gen Tingira Irumba – Chief of Policy& Plans
24. Brig Gen Charles Asiimwe – Commander National Counter Terrorism Centre.
25.Brig Gen Richard Otto – Deputy CMI
26.Brig Gen James Nambale – DA Turkey.
27.Brig Gen Robert Ocama – OWC
28. Col Bahoku Barigye – DA Cuba
29. Col Keith Katungi – Commandant Military Police.