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Museveni moves top UPDF chiefs in the latest army reshuffle

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Simon Kabayo
Simon Kabayohttps://eagle.co.ug
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President Yoweri Museveni has transferred top army officers from their bigger positions and appointed them military advisers to several countries.

Brig Matthew Gureme who has been the UPDF Chief of Training and Recruitment is now the new Military Attache in Tanzania.

Brig. Charles Bakahumura been at Chieftaincy of Engineering and Logistics has been moved to Turkey as Military Attache.

The UPDF Spokespersons, Brig Felix Kulayigye confirmed the transfers in the latest changes announced on Thursday. ” It’s true they have been moved to other positions,” he said in an interview with Eagle Online.

Brig. Gureme replaces Brig.Richard Karemire who has been serving as Defence attaché in Arusha Tanzania has been appointed as Chieftaincy of Education and Culture.

Brig. Karemire served as UPDF Spokesperson before he was sent to Tanzania.

Maj.Gen Moses Rwakitarate has been appointed as Commander the newly created position of ‘Vital Assets’.

Brig. Ham Atwooki Kaija has been taken to Operation Wealth Creation.

Brig. Chris Bosa has been appointed as Commandant Singo training school, Brig Gaetano Omollo appointed as the Commander URDCC while Brig. Emanuel Kanyesigye who has been in Beni in Congo has been appointed as Commandant of Jinja Barracks.

Brig. Omara has been appointed as commandant Kaweweta Training school based in Nakaseke

Brig. Fred Karara appointed as Deputy Director Chieftaincy of production and welfare.

Brig. Herbert Mbonye has been taken to police as new Director Human Resource in Uganda replacing Brig.Jessy Kamunanwire is retiring.

Brig. James Ruhesi goes to Nakasongola Training school. Brig.James Nambale goes to Kabamba as commandant of training school in Mubende. Col Robert Rutayinama moved from Jinja to Rubongi in Tororo while Col Gerald Ahimbisibwe  has been appoint Director of Policy.

The transfers came after UPDF promoted over three officers including the current Director General of Internal Security Organisation Charles Oluka who is now a brigadier and his deputy Lt. Col. Emmy Katabazi who has been elevated to Colonel. 

More appointments and transfers are yet to be announced.

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