The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) Commander in Chief President Yoweri Museveni has promoted seven senior officers from the rank of Brigadier General to the rank of Major General. He also promoted 33 others from the rank of Colonel to the rank of Brigadier General.
Notably Brig. Gen Kayanja Muhanga, who has overseen security operations across the country during and after the just concluded elections following his appointment by President Museveni whom he reports to directly, has been promoted to the rank of Major General.
Muhanga ,a war hardened soldier was the UPDF Contingent commander in Somalia for more than two years during which he battled Al-Shabaab militias that had made AMISOM operations almost impossible with Improvised Explosive Devices commonly known as IEDs.
Other senior officers promoted to the rank of Maj Gen include; Francis Takirwa (UPDF Second Division Commander in Mbarara), Michael Ondoga (military attache to Saudi Arabia), Octavius Butuuro (Deputy Commandant Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka), Dick Olum Prit (military attache to DRC), David K Wakaalo (in Operations Wealth Creation), and David Kyomukama Kasura (Director of National Leadership Institute, Kyankwanzi)
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