The President and Commander-in-Chief of Uganda’s Armed Forces, Gen Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has made promotions in the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF).
In the latest promotions, the Chief of Military Intelligence (CMI), Abel Kandiho has been promoted to Maj General. DCMI Charles K Asiimwe has been promoted to Brigadier while Erias Byamukama has been elevated to Col.
The promotions have been confirmed by the Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Richard Karemire. He told SoftPower News that Maj Gen Abel Kandiho was promoted on account of his meritorious performance.
“Maj Gen Kandiho has been promoted because of meritorious performance. Because of its strategic coverage and size, the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence has been elevated to a 2-star command,” Brig Karemire told SoftPower News.
Kandiho is widely credited by Ugandans for leading his team in successfully fighting criminality including dismantling terrorist cells sponsored by foreign states.
President Museveni has also promoted Brigadier Ddiba Ssentongo, the Deputy Managing Director of National Enterprise Corporation (NEC), to the rank of Major General.
Other senior officers promoted to the rank of Major General, include Hudson Mukasa who is the Defence attaché to Kenya; Charles Okidi, Lucky Kidega, Defence attaché to Somalia, Innocent Oula, UPDF Member of Parliament; George Igumba and Moses Rwakitarate, the Defence Attaché to Belgium.
Those promoted to the rank of Brigadier General include; Chris Ddamulira, Bosco Omure Okwir, the Regional Coordinator of OWC in Lira; Rebecca Mpagi; Vincent Okello; Geoffrey Kigozi, the OWC Liason Officer at NAADS, Hassan Kimbowa, Eugene Ssebugwawo and Bonny Wolimbwa among others.