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Museveni promotes seven UPDF Generals

President Museveni who is additionally the commander in chief of the military has advanced a sum of 40 senior UPDF officials.

In the advancements declared on Friday including seven UPDF Generals, Brigadiers including Kayanja Muhanga ,David Kasura, the head of the National Leadership Institute(NALI) in Kyankwanzi, David Wakaalo, Michael Ondoga, Francis Takirwa, Dick Olum and Octavius Butuuro have been raised to Major General.

The advancements have additionally seen 33 Colonels elevated to the position of Brigadier and among them incorporate Tom Kaboyo, the administrator of the Unit Disciplinary Court of the UPDF at Mbuya, Keith Katungi(the military police commandant) and Francis Kashaka .

The advancements

The advancements by President Museveni who will half a month from now swear-in for a 6th term have been generally seen by numerous individuals as an approach to remunerate a portion of the officials who assumed a major part in his re-appointment.

For instance, Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga was key in guaranteeing the just closed January 14 surveys were held calmly.

Following the November 18 and 19 fights that saw more than 50 individuals slaughtered and more than 100 harmed, the president rolled out a few improvements that saw Maj Gen Paul Lokech delegated the new Deputy Inspector General of Police.

Thus, Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga was designated as joint security activities facilitator for Kampala and was straightforwardly answering to the president.

Muhanga who had recently served in Somalia as the unforeseen leader fighting the Al Shabaab got Kampala that President Museveni said had nearly been taken over by what he named as brutal crooks who had made a few territories off limits areas for police.

Muhanga who in January had recently gotten back from a one-year course at South Africa’s National Defense College was promptly elevated to Major General and Friday’s declaration was an affirmation of the equivalent.

Maj Gen Dick Olum and Michael Ondoga were accountable for security in Northern Uganda during the just finished up surveys and the advancements, as per insiders is an award for the “great job” done to get the country.

On the opposite side, Brig Keith Katungi as the authority of Military Police was likewise instrumental in guaranteeing harmony during the surveys, particularly the unpredictable Kampala Metropolitan Area .


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