Former Commander of the Military Police, Brig Muzeeyi Sabiiti has handed over command to Col William Bainomugisha.
This follows Brig Sabiiti’s recent appointment at the Deputy Inspector General of Police by President Yoweri Museveni.
The handover ceremony happened at the Makindye-based Military Police barracks was presided over by the UPDF Commander Land Forces (CLF), Maj Gen Peter Elwelu.
In his remarks, Maj Gen Peter Elwelu, congratulated Brig Sabiiti and Col Bainomugisha upon their new appointments and applauded them for being dedicated and loyal senior officers of the UPDF.
He commended the new D/IGP Brig Sabiiti for re-organizing Military Police in a short time, promoting the spirit of team work within the force and making Uganda peaceful despite the emerging new challenges.
“Keep up the spirit of working with others to achieve national objectives,” Maj Gen Elwelu told Brig Sabiiti; adding that humility, commitment and team spirit will make Uganda peaceful and stable.
“We work for the people and without the people we are useless as UPDF,” Maj Gen Peter Elwelu reminded soldiers.
Brig Sabiiti attributed the successes he made during his leadership of Military Police such as neutralizing crime in Kampala to teamwork, joint security operations, and cooperation with other key stakeholders including the civilians.
The new Commandant Military Police, Col William Bainomugisha, commended the UPDF leadership for his new task as a Red Top Commander; adding that discipline, team work, physical fitness, and time management, among others, will define his leadership at Military Police.
The function was also attended by the Deputy Commandant Military Police, Col Geoffrey Karugaba, Regional Police Commander Kakaba, and other Senior and Junior UPDF Officers and Men.