President Museveni has in his powers as the commander in chief of the armed forces made several changes in the UPDF leadership.
In the changes, Maj Gen Moses Rwakitarate has been appointed as the new commander of vital assets within the UPDF whereas former spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire has been appointed as the new chief of education, sports and culture.
On the other side, Brig Charles Bakahumura has been sent to Turkey as Uganda’s military attache whereas Brig Mathew Gureme is now Uganda’s defence liaison officer in Tanzania and Brig Gaetano Omolla has bounced back as the commandant of the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre in Jinja.
He previously served in the same position before he was sent to Somalia in December 2022 as the UPDF contingent commander for ATMIS.
Others are Brig Gen Ham Atwooki Kaija who has been appointed as the Chief Staff Officer for Operation Wealth Creation while Brig Herbert Mbonye has been appointed as the new police human resource director replacing Brig Jesse Kamunanwire who is among the UPDF officers set to retire in April from the active service of the Ugandan army.
On Wednesday 31 January, Museveni promoted 395 UPDF officers.