By Fred Turyakira
Brig. Peter Elwelu, a former 3rd Division Uganda People’s Defence Forces commander in the eastern region has been installed as 2nd Division commander, in the western region.
Elwelu was appointed the 2nd Division commander in June.
Elwelu returned to the 2nd Division headquarters as commander, where he previously served as the operations officer, before his transfer to the 3rd Division as commander.
During his tour of duty in the 2nd Division, he served under Brig. Patrick Kankiriho, who passed away in April.
Elwelu formally took over as commander of the western-based 2nd Division from Col. Fred Rugadya Akiiki, the deputy division commander, on Wednesday.
Rugadya has been acting as the commander since Kankiriho’s death.
Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi, the commander of land forces, presided over the handover of instrument of powers at Makenke Barracks in Mbarara district.
Muhoozi urged Elwelu and his officers to cooperate with other security agents to promote security in the region.
“You need to know your officers and to work hand-in-hand with other security agencies to know the interests and threats in your area. Mind your method of work and use all instruments at your disposal to promote civil-military relations,” he advised.