By Alex Balimwikungu
President Yoweri Museveni has reshuffled army generals, notably promoting Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura to the rank of Lieutenant General.
He, however, retained his position of Inspector General of Police (IGP), while Mrs. Jacqueline Susan Mbabazi, who was in charge of Luwero Industries, becomes the senior presidential advisor on special duties.
In a major reshuffle of the armed forces announced late Wednesday, Maj. Gen. G. Owoyesigire, the commander of the airforce, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General, putting him at par with Lt. Gen. Wamala Katumba, the commander of the land forces.
Other promotions saw Brig. James Mugira promoted to Major General and deployed to Luwero Industries to oversee the ammunition department.
He has been replaced by Col. Charles Bakahumura, who was promoted to Brigadier.
Bakahumura was formerly the chief of personnel in the administration of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces.
In the new developments, Brig. Leo Kyanda, who was promoted from the rank of Colonel, becomes the new chief of personal in charge of administration.
Col. David Muhoozi has been promoted to the rank of Brigadier and transferred from Masaka mechanised division. He is now in charge of the air defence unit in Nakasongola.
Muhoozi has been replaced by Brig. Gavas Mugyenyi, who now heads the mechanised division in Masaka.
In other changes, Brig. Otema Awany is the new chief of logistics and engineering, replacing Brig. Gavas Mugenyi.
Maj. Gen. Johnson Namanya has been promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed as the administration officer in charge of Luwero Industries.
Col. Victor Twesigye, the acting chief of logistics and engineering, was moved to the chieftaincy of signals, while Col. Yowasi Kiiza, the former head of the signals, is the new head of the Reserve Forces.
Museveni reshuffles army generals