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Museveni makes major reshuffle days before Christmas

by Odongo Christopher

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has reshuffled 15 senior military officials in the latest army reshufflement which saw various army bosses moved to different positions.

Army spokesman, Brig Richard Karemire confirmed that president Museveni made the changes in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

In the new reshuffle, Maj. Gen. Fred Ociti Tolit, has been appointed defence advisor at the Uganda High Commission in South Africa after previously serving in the same position at Uganda’s mission in Burundi.

Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara was appointed the Deputy Force Commander Operations at African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) after serving at the Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC).

Other new appointees were Brig. George Etyang t (National Counter Terrorism Centre), Brig. Dominic Twesigomwe (defence attaché at the Uganda Embassy in South Sudan),Brig. Emmanuel Kanyesigye (defence attache to the Uganda Embassy in Burundi), Brig. Christopher Kiyingi Bossa (Commandant Bihanga Training Centre), Brig. Paul Lokech (URDCC), Brig. James Nambale (defence attache at the Uganda Embassy in Russia).

The new military advisor at Uganda’s Permanent Mission to the UN-New York is Brig Metland Bitumbika. Col. Bob Ojiki from Uganda Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka, has been appointed Commandant Junior Staff College.

The new Commander 4th Division headquarters (Gulu) is Col Bonny Bamwiseki. He previously served at the First Division headquarters. Col. Ssenkumba Ssebugwawo from Land Forces headquarters, is the new director personnel.

The new Camp Commandant is Col. Michael Kibuye. He was transferred from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence headquarters. Maj. David Watasa is the new chief instructor at Junior Command and Staff College. He was previously with the Military Police.

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